Kepler-493 is a star with 1.36 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.54 times its radius. It is located 5693.93 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 2 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
Kepler-493 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
Kepler-493 b was discovered by the Kepler observatory, in 2016-05, 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-493 b is 37524.000 times the mass of Earth. The radius of Kepler-493 b is 15.130 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, Kepler-493 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.