Reuters Science News SummaryReuters | Updated: 22-05-2020 18:31 IST | Created: 22-05-2020 18:31 IST
Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Monkey studies encouraging for coronavirus vaccine; virus travels further on breezy days
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Monkeys who survive coronavirus infection immune to reinfection For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed
Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born. This large young planet is forming around a star called AB Aurigae that is about 2.4 times the mass of the sun and located in our Milky Way galaxy 520 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, 5.9 trillion miles (9.5 trillion km).