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.
Precipitation does fall from the clouds of other planets, but it's a little more exotic than the good, old-fashioned rainwater we get here on Earth. Imagine sheets of methane, sulfuric acid and, yes, even diamonds falling from the sky.
It's tough to wrap your mind around a time when the Earth wasn't here. So how do Earth and the rest of the planets out there get their start in the universe?