Coiled Beauty of This  Million Light-Years

Snake-Like Galaxy Is 80

A spiral galaxy is curled up

 like a sleeping serpent in a striking new image from the European Southern Observatory's

Chile's Atacama Desert provide

 an excellent vantage point for the observatory's 66 radio telescopes to penetrate the heavens.

Swirling silently 80 million

 light-years from Earth like a sleeping, coiled snake, NGC 1087 is an intermediate spiral galaxy

This area of the sky is named

 after a sea monster from Greek mythology and is home to other water-themed constellations

Seen as a composite image

 composed of shots taken at different wavelengths, ALMA's observations capture the galaxy's lava-like reddish hue

Which represents

 cold clouds of star-spawning molecular gas.

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