The V830 Tau Exoplanetary System
V830 Tau is a star with 1 times the mass of the Sun, and 2 times its radius. It is located 489.23 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 0.002 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
V830 Tau is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
V830 Tau b
V830 Tau b was discovered by the Multiple Observatories observatory using the radial velocity method. Its semi-major axis is 0.06 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 4.93 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, V830 Tau.
The mass of V830 Tau b is 222.47 times the mass of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, V830 Tau 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.