After living through the politically charged year of 2016, you may be looking ahead to 2017 with some mixed confusion and a bit of wavering hope. Need a quick escape before the turning of a new year? Disappear for a few minutes today into the wonders of our solar system - a place beyond our Earthly troubles. TIME Magazine has released their best space photos of 2016 and they are a shining reminder of our own world's beauty, existence and strength. Find some inspiration in the stars and get head over TIME’s gallery now! Just remember to come back down to Earth, a place where you have the chance to make a difference!