A lot of us are looking for a break from news about masks, gloves, and articles comparing the coronavirus and the flu. We decided to get our break by zooming away from Earth - about 520 lightyears away to be precise. That’s the location of a potential new planet. Scientists using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) observed a “dense disc of dust and gas” with a twisting spiral structure. It’s that twist that scientists believe indicates the beginning of a new planet. Getting a front row seat to the formation of an entire planet seems pretty amazing, but it’s a seat we’ll have to share with our great-great-great-great-etc grandchildren: the process can take a few million years.