Lyra, or The Harp, a constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, between Hercules and Cygnus. In mythology, it represents the lyre of Orpheus or Mercury. The constellation's brightest star is Alpha Lyrae, or Vega, the fifth brightest star in the night sky as seen from the earth. Lyra contains a double-double star, Epsilon Lyrae, and a well-known planetary nebula, the Ring Nebula.
It's not uncommon for planets to wander alone through the universe like big, sullen teenagers. But how do they end up flying solo, and could they still harbor life?
The only thing that's lurking in the shadows during a lunar eclipse is the moon. When Earth's shadow blocks sunlight from directly illuminating a full moon, you're witnessing a lunar eclipse.