Mercury Rising: Awesome Photos from Space

Nasa released a bunch of images of the planet Mercury yesterday that were made by it's Messenger spacecraft. Here's one of them. I've posed this question before, but it's worth asking again: How do we classify such photography? Is is simply science? Is it a kind of art? Is it merely photojournalism? Or do these kinds of genres even matter? -David Schonauer

Nasa released a bunch of images of the planet Mercury yesterday that were made by it's Messenger spacecraft. Here's one of them. I've posed this question before, but it's worth asking again: How do we classify such photography? Is is simply science? Is it a kind of art? Is it merely photojournalism? Or do these kinds of genres even matter? -David Schonauer