WASP-87 is a star with 1.2 times the mass of the Sun, and 1.63 times its radius. It is located 973.22 light years away from the solar system.
WASP-87 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
WASP-87 b was discovered by the Anglo-Australian Telescope observatory, in 2016-05, using the transit method. Its semi-major axis is 0.03 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit. The mass of WASP-87 b is 693.240 times the mass of Earth. The radius of WASP-87 b is 15.524 that of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, WASP-87 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.