The K2-42 system contains 1 exoplanet. It is located 1294.56 light years away from the solar system.
|Mass||0.7 solar masses|
|Radius||0.64 solar radiae|
|Stellar Metallicity||- decimal exponent|
|Age||- billion years|
At more than 10 Earth masses, K2-42 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.
|Mass||5.270 Earth masses|
|Density||2.910 grams per cubic centimeter|
|Radius||2.150 Earth radiae|
|Semi-major Axis||0.0617 AU|
|Orbital Period||6.688 days|
|Discovery Telescope||0.95 m Kepler Telescope|
|Discovery Instrument||Kepler CCD Array|
|Reference||Crossfield et al. 2016|