The Kepler-43 Exoplanetary System
Kepler-43 is a star with 1.32 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.42 times its radius. It is located 3378.65 light years away from the solar system.
Kepler-43 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
Kepler-43 b was discovered by the Kepler observatory using the transit method. Its discovery was announced in 2012-02. Its semi-major axis is 0.05 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 3.02 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, Kepler-43.
The mass of Kepler-43 b is 1026.53 times the mass of Earth. The radius of Kepler-43 b is 13.664 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, Kepler-43 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.