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A spectacular new collection of planetary images from Michael Benson; Planetary space photography has millions of fans throughout the world; those who follow Mars and Saturn exploration on the Internet, attend exhibitions, download popular apps and even do their own astronomy.; Michael Benson has established a reputation as the leading popular authority on space imaging. Douglas Trumbull, the special effects supervisor on 2001: A Space Odyssey, compared the visual impact of Far Out with that film.
Michael Benson, a writer, filmmaker and photographer, is widely recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on astronomical imagery. His Award-winning book Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes (Abrams, 2003) saw print in five languages and the exhibition based on it has been shown at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, and across America in a version toured by the Smithsonian Institution. His subsequent book, Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle (Abrams, 2009) was heralded in the New York Times as an extraordinary aesthetic and literary achievement: "If you don't have your own Hubble Space Telescope, this book is the next best thing."