GQ Lup is a star with 0.7 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.94 times its radius. It is located 493.05 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 0.001 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
GQ Lup is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
GQ Lup b was discovered by the Paranal Observatory observatory, in 2005-05, using the imaging method. Its semi-major axis is 100.00 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of GQ Lup b is 6360.000 times the mass of Earth. The radius of GQ Lup b is 33.600 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, GQ Lup 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.