Photo: Michael Benson

You may be thinking, How come the name Michael Benson doesn’t ring a bell as an astronaut who I’ve heard about going to space? Well, that’s because Michael Benson has never gone to space. So how is it that he’s creating these beautiful planetary images posted over at The Morning News? He takes publicly available imagery from NASA and gathers all related images of a particular subject to create a massive mosaic that, in the end, looks absolutely stunning. I mean, look at this image of Earth. Gorgeous!