Take a tour of some of the lowest places on Earth

Learn about the geography and history behind some of the world's most challenging environments.

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Step into the deep

It's time to get low. As low as you can possibly get without burrowing into the Earth's molten core.

Low places on our planet are simultaneously odd and beautiful. Their unusual features make them intriguing places to explore.

We compiled a list of the lowest places on Earth for you. (We'd have expanded outside of Earth, but that'd bring up a whole bunch of philosophical questions about what up and down mean, so we'll just stick to our hometown planet for now.)

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