Q&A With Michael Benson, Curator (and Explorer) of Space Photography

October 24, 2012

By David Walker

© NASA GFSC/Michael Benson, Kinetikon Pictures

View of the solar corona and magnetic loops during an eclipse of the Sun by Earth. (From NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, April 2, 2011.)

Writer, photographer and filmmaker Michael Benson has just compiled his third book of space photography, called Planetfall: New Solar System Visions. Published by Abrams, it features spectacular close-range landscape images of planets, planetary moons, asteroids and the Sun, which Benson has culled and processed from the image databases of various space probe missions. Hasted Kraeutler gallery in New York City...

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