There is fog on Mars

copyright: Michael Benson
copyright: Michael Benson

 

BBC

Fog on Mars, storms on Jupiter and fiery flares on the Sun – stunning close up images of our nearest planetary neighbours are going on show at London’s Natural History Museum.

What would you see if you travelled to the surface of Mars? Or were able to drift in and out of Saturn’s rings?

A new exhibition – Otherworlds – focuses on the creative work of US-based artist Michael Benson. He mixes art with science – to make crisp, colourful and seamless digital images from data sent back to Earth by Nasa and ESA spacecraft.

The museum’s Poppy Cooper, who helped put the show together, says the 77 images are meant to represent what humans would see if they went to visit those places.

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