The HD 179079 system contains 1 exoplanet. It is located 227.37 light years away from the solar system.
|Mass||1.14 solar masses|
|Radius||1.63 solar radiae|
|Stellar Metallicity||0.24 decimal exponent|
|Age||6.99 billion years|
At more than 10 Earth masses, HD 179079 b is an ice giant, a planet that is made up mostly of volatiles like water, amonia and methane, and enveloped by a dense hydrogen and helium atmosphere, much like Uranus and Neptune.
|Mass||25.744 Earth masses|
|Density||0.860 grams per cubic centimeter|
|Radius||5.480 Earth radiae|
|Semi-major Axis||0.1214 AU|
|Orbital Period||14.479 days|
|Discovery Method||Radial Velocity|
|Discovery Facility||W. M. Keck Observatory|
|Discovery Telescope||10 m Keck I Telescope|
|Discovery Instrument||HIRES Spectrometer|
|Reference||Valenti et al. 2009|