“The farther out into space we look, the farther into the past we also peer,” begins Far Out, journalist and filmmaker Michael Benson’s photographic account of the depths of space and time. Starting with nearby stars, Benson moves through the Milky Way, to distant galaxies, and finally to the edge of the known universe. As we go deeper into the past, his lyrical essays explore what was happening on Earth when light left these celestial objects: the rise of plant life, the fall of the Roman Empire, the birth of Homo sapiens. The unparalleled beauty of these images stems in part from skillful reprocessing, but Benson’s choice of views is also flawless—though all are assembled from public data, very few feel familiar. All of space is here for exploration, no warp drive required.