Kepler-16 is a star with 0.69 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.65 times its radius. It is located 244.89 light years away from the solar system.
Kepler-16 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
Kepler-16 b was discovered by the Kepler observatory, in 2011-09, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.70 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of Kepler-16 b is 105.894 times the mass of Earth. The radius of Kepler-16 b is 8.449 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, Kepler-16 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.