The K2-99 Exoplanetary System
K2-99 is a star with 1.63 times the mass of the Sun, and 2.63 times its radius. It is located 1703.48 light years away from the solar system.
K2-99 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
K2-99 b was discovered by the K2 observatory using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.16 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 18.25 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, K2-99.
The mass of K2-99 b is 354.03 times the mass of Earth. The radius of K2-99 b is 11.73 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, K2-99 b is a gas giant, a planet whose mass is mostly made up of hydrogen and helium, like Jupiter and Saturn in our solar system.