Monday, November 12, 2012

Planetfall

Sublime photographs from across the solar system, by Michael Benson:

Mimas Over Saturn’s Ring Shadows by Michael Benson
Mimas Over Saturn’s Ring Shadows Cassini, Jan. 18, 2005 , 2011

"Benson takes raw data from NASA and European Space Agency archives and processes it, creating large-format landscapes. He edits, composites, then frequently mosaics, and then finally optimizes these images, producing seamless digital C prints of landscapes beyond direct human experience."

Night Side of Saturn by Michael Benson
Night Side of Saturn Cassini, October 28, 2006

Saturn, Mimas and Tethys by Michael Benson
Saturn, Mimas and Tethys Cassini, July 16, 2005

Mimas Over Saturn by Michael Benson
Mimas Over Saturn Cassini, November 7, 2004

Neptune and Triton by Michael Benson
Neptune and Triton Voyager 2, August 31, 1989

Michael has a new art book Planetfall: New Solar System Visions (Abrams).

Via io9

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