HIP 12961 is a star with 0.69 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.65 times its radius. It is located 76.23 light years away from the solar system.
HIP 12961 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
HIP 12961 b was discovered by the La Silla Observatory observatory, in 2011-02, using the radial velocity method. Its semi-major axis is 0.25 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of HIP 12961 b is 114.480 times the mass of Earth. The radius of HIP 12961 b is 13.200 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, HIP 12961 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.