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.

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

020 7942 5000

Website

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.50pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Free to all

50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

Haven't got your pass yet? Learn more


Exhibitions at Natural History Museum


Exhibitions nearby

Back to top