The WD 0806-661 Exoplanetary System
WD 0806-661 is a star with 0.62 times the mass of the Sun, and 0.72 times its radius. It is located 62.62 light years away from the solar system and is estimated to be 1.5 billion years old, as compared to the Sun which is roughly 4.6 billion years old.
WD 0806-661 is known to have 1 exoplanets in orbit around it.
WD 0806-661 b
WD 0806-661 b was discovered by the Spitzer Space Telescope observatory using the imaging method. Its discovery was announced in 2011-03. Its semi-major axis is 2500.00 astronomical units, as compared to Earth's which is 1 astronomical unit.
The mass of WD 0806-661 b is 2383.58 times the mass of Earth. At more than 50 Earth masses, WD 0806-661 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.