K2-278 is a star with 1.4 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.61 times its radius. It is located 2565.02 light years away from the solar system.
K2-278 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
K2-278 b was discovered by the K2 observatory, in 2018-12, 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 K2-278 b is 9.158 times the mass of Earth. The radius of K2-278 b is 2.980 that of Earth. At more than 10 Earth masses, K2-278 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.