HIP 56640 is a star with 1.04 times the mass of the Sun, and 4.93 times its radius. It is located 398.97 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 9.15 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
HIP 56640 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
HIP 56640 b was discovered by the Multiple Observatories observatory, in 2021-02, using the radial velocity method. Its semi-major axis is 3.73 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of HIP 56640 b is 1167.060 times the mass of Earth. The radius of HIP 56640 b is 13.000 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, HIP 56640 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.