WASP-161 is a star with 1.39 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.71 times its radius. It is located 1118.98 light years away from the solar system.
WASP-161 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
WASP-161 b was discovered by the SuperWASP-South observatory, in 2019-02, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.07 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of WASP-161 b is 791.820 times the mass of Earth. The radius of WASP-161 b is 12.812 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, WASP-161 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.