K2-242 is a star with 0.38 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.37 times its radius. It is located 356.28 light years away from the solar system.
K2-242 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
K2-242 b was discovered by the K2 observatory, in 2018-08, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.05 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of K2-242 b is 6.996 times the mass of Earth. The radius of K2-242 b is 2.540 that of Earth. At more than 10 Earth masses, K2-242 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 in our solar system.