The EPIC 246851721 Exoplanetary System
EPIC 246851721 is a star with 1.32 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.59 times its radius. It is located 1098.17 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 3.02 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
EPIC 246851721 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
EPIC 246851721 b
EPIC 246851721 b was discovered by the K2 observatory using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.07 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 6.18 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, EPIC 246851721.
The mass of EPIC 246851721 b is 953.43 times the mass of Earth. The radius of EPIC 246851721 b is 11.781 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, EPIC 246851721 b is a gas giant, a planet whose mass is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, like Jupiter and Saturn in our solar system.