GJ 179 is a star with 0.36 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.38 times its radius. It is located 40.30 light years away from the solar system.
GJ 179 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
GJ 179 b was discovered by the W. M. Keck Observatory observatory, in 2010-10, using the radial velocity method. Its semi-major axis is 2.41 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of GJ 179 b is 260.760 times the mass of Earth. The radius of GJ 179 b is 13.900 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, GJ 179 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.