This article is about the species from Yavin 13. You may be looking for the constellation visible from Coruscant.

Burning snakes were three-meter serpents from Yavin 13. They absorbed the heat from the star Yavin and converted it into nourishment. They could also use the absorbed heat as a defense mechanism, radiating the collected energy into heat waves that could scald anyone within range. Multiple burning snakes working together would throw off massive waves of super hot energy.