Kelt-9 b might've formed away from its parent star and had a violent past with collisions happening as it migrated inwards.
Gliese 486, the star in the system, was observed using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which was built to seek out distant worlds.
The mentorship program the students were part of, connects high schoolers interested in research with real-world scientists at Harvard and MIT.
The gas giant was first detected in 2012 using the Wide Angle Search for Plants (WASP) South survey, but this is the first time that its atmosphere has been studied
Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.
Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.
TESS had spotted 66 confirmed exoplanets during the primary mission and there are over 2100 celestial bodies.
Microorganisms could exist beyond Earth and they could be based on different amino acids than the life forms on Earth.
This is the largest rocky planet ever discovered and the first planetary core ever found, researchers say.
A group of astronomers working on the Red Dots project observed the star using the European Southern Observatory in Chile for three months.
To be considered Earth-like, a planet must be rocky, roughly Earth-sized and orbiting Sun-like stars and should orbit in the habitable zones of its star.
Researchers argue that the finding validates the role small spacecrafts can play in astrophysics and astronomy research.
Scientists have been trying to find Earth-like planets with the hope that these exoplanets might contain life and this is the first time they have found it.
Scientists discovered the new planet while looking through old observations made by the Kepler space telescope before it was retired.
This exoplanet resides outstandingly close to its parent star, which is almost twice as big as the sun.
The potentially-habitable planets are fairly close to their suns, making them prime targets for next-gen telescopes.
Venus could still have active volcanoes on it, with recent eruptions taking place a few years ago, experts say.
For a planet to be habitable, it needs to be in the habitable zone where water can exist in liquid form.
The exoplanet is 1.3 times larger than Earth and is locked in a tight orbit around a small, relatively cool star.
The exoplanet is more massive than our own blue planet and is located outside the solar system.