LHS 1478 is a star with 0.24 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.25 times its radius. It is located 59.45 light years away from the solar system.
LHS 1478 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
LHS 1478 b was discovered by the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) observatory, in 2021-02, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.02 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of LHS 1478 b is 2.331 times the mass of Earth. The radius of LHS 1478 b is 1.242 that of Earth. At 2.331 Earth masses, LHS 1478 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.