Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
22 January – 15 May 2016
Seventy three striking composite images reveal amazing geological formations found on other planets.
Merging scientific process with artistic practice, the photographer Michael Benson takes raw data collected on NASA and ESA space missions, and composes pictures of the landscapes that exist at the far reaches of the solar system. Usually beyond the scope of human experience, these incredible visions of distant space have been made tangibly real by Benson.
At this exhibition in January the Natural History Museum presents 77 diverse images alongside enlightening research conducted by its own scientists - for example, that of Dr Joe Michalski, which uses the geological processes that shaped Mars to provide understanding of early life on planet Earth. An original soundtrack composed by Brian Eno adds atmosphere.