The WASP-50 Exoplanetary System
WASP-50 is a star with 0.89 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.84 times its radius. It is located 606.06 light years away from the solar system.
WASP-50 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
WASP-50 b was discovered by the SuperWASP observatory using the transit method. Its discovery was announced in 2011-09. Its semi-major axis is 0.03 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. It takes 1.96 Earth days to complete an orbit around its host star, WASP-50.
The mass of WASP-50 b is 466.80 times the mass of Earth. The radius of WASP-50 b is 13.07 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, WASP-50 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.