Kepler-426 is a star with 0.91 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.92 times its radius. It is located 2751.76 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 6 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
Kepler-426 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
Kepler-426 b was discovered by the Kepler observatory, in 2014-12, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.04 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of Kepler-426 b is 108.120 times the mass of Earth. The radius of Kepler-426 b is 12.220 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, Kepler-426 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.