K2-318 is a star with 0.56 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.55 times its radius. It is located 482.27 light years away from the solar system.
K2-318 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
K2-318 b was discovered by the K2 observatory, in 2020-07, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.09 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of K2-318 b is 3.403 times the mass of Earth. The radius of K2-318 b is 1.660 that of Earth. At 3.403 Earth masses, K2-318 b is a so called Super Earth. Super Earths could be terrestrial worlds like Earth, but they could also be ocean worlds or terrestrial worlds wrapped in a substantial atmosphere, in which case some refer to them as Mini Neptunes. No Super Earths are known to exist in our solar system, but if it exists, the so-called Planet Nine could very well be a super Earth, as it is hypothesized to have a mass between five and ten Earth masses.