K2-146b

Summary

K2-146b
Discovery
Discovery siteKepler Space Observatory
Transit
Orbital characteristics
StarK2-146

K2-146 b is a Neptune-like exoplanet discovered in 2018 that orbits a M-type star and is found in the constellation Cancer.[1] It was discovered by the Kepler Space Telescope. It orbits around one low-mass star.[2] It is also the only exoplanet to orbit around K2-146.[1][3] Namely, it orbits closer to its sun than Mercury does, and that is being 97% closer to its sun than Earth is to ours, it orbits very rapidly and well inside what would be regarded as the 'habitable zone’.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "K2-146 b". Exoplanets Exploration. 2018.
  2. ^ Lazaro, Enrico (March 13, 2018). "Kepler Finds Twelve Exoplanets around Low-Mass Stars". Sci-News.com.
  3. ^ "K2-146 b". Exoplanet Data Explorer. 2018.