With winter pounding frigid temperatures down on most of the country, it may seem like the sun will never beam down and warm us up again, but this is a good reminder that it most certainly will.

NASA recently released a very cool time-lapse video of the sun made up of photos taken every eight hours over a five-year period. The shots, collected between June 2010 and February 8 of this year, are the latest example of some of the neat things NASA is doing.

A NASA spokesman said the various colors emerge due to different temperatures.

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