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Author Michael Benson slept in my studio for a month while we composed this large format document of interplanetary probe photography. Benson takes raw data from planetary science archives and processes it, creating large-format landscapes. He edits, composites, mosaics, and then finally optimizes these images, producing seamless photographs of landscapes currently beyond direct human experience. 

"An aesthetic revelation... a spectacular melding of science and art."—LA Times


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Legendary science fiction author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke with his copy of Beyond.


TITLE: Beyond
AUTHOR: Michael Benson
PUBLISHER: Harry Abrams
DATES: 2003
CREDITS: Peter Buchanan-Smith (design)