These Magical Shots Of Planet Earth Remind Us To Explore (PHOTOS)

09/05/2013 08:21am ET
This Jan. 29 panorama provided by NASA shows of much of the East Coast, photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station, in a look generally northeastward: Philadelphia-New York City-Boston corridor (bottom-center); western Lake Ontario shoreline with Toronto (left edge); Montreal (near center). An optical illusion in the photo makes the atmospheric limb and light activity from Aurora Borealis appear "intertwined." (AP Photo/NASA)

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We use the phrase "carrying the weight of the world" to describe the feeling of burden or stress. However, the subject of the famous expression can actually relieve our troubles. When we look at the beauty of Earth as seen from space it looks like a magical land where anything can happen -- and why shouldn't it? There is so much beauty to be seen and too little time for our worries to keep us down. Click through the slideshow below, take a few deep breaths to relax, and get inspired to explore this amazing planet we live on.

Explore The Beauty Of Earth

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