The Kepler-187 Exoplanetary System
Kepler-187 is a star with 1.67 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.29 times its radius. It is located 3851.45 light years away from the solar system.
Kepler-187 is known to have 2 exoplanets in orbit around it.
Kepler-187 b was discovered by the Kepler observatory using the transit method. Its discovery was announced in 2014-03. Its semi-major axis is 0.06 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 4.94 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, Kepler-187.
The mass of Kepler-187 b is 2.20 times the mass of Earth. The radius of Kepler-187 b is 1.41 that of Earth. At 2.20 Earth masses, Kepler-187 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.