The K2-79 Exoplanetary System
K2-79 is a star with 1.06 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.28 times its radius. It is located 841.16 light years away from the solar system.
K2-79 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
K2-79 b was discovered by the K2 observatory using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.10 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 11.00 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, K2-79.
The mass of K2-79 b is 22.05 times the mass of Earth. The radius of K2-79 b is 3.69 that of Earth. At more than 10 Earth masses, K2-79 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.