The Kepler-7 Exoplanetary System
Kepler-7 is a star with 1.36 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.97 times its radius. It is located 3090.20 light years away from the solar system.
Kepler-7 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
Kepler-7 b was discovered by the Kepler observatory using the transit method. Its discovery was announced in 2010-04. Its semi-major axis is 0.06 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 4.89 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, Kepler-7.
The mass of Kepler-7 b is 140.15 times the mass of Earth. The radius of Kepler-7 b is 18.181 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, Kepler-7 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.