K2-24b

Summary

K2-24b
Discovery
Discovered byPETIGURA E., HOWARD A., LOPEZ E., DECK K., FULTON B. et al.[1][2]
Discovery siteKepler Space Observatory
Discovery dateNov. 17, 2015
Transit
Orbital characteristics
0.0775 AU (11,590,000 km)
Eccentricity0[1]
20.8851 (± 0.0003)[1] d
StarEPIC 2037
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
0.507 (± 0.05)[1] RJ
5.577±0.55[1] REarth
Mass0.0661 (± 0.017) [1] MJ
(22.34±5.4[1] MEarth)
Mean density
0.7103 g/cm3 (0.02566 lb/cu in)
Temperature767 K (494 °C; 921 °F)

K2-24b[1] also known as EPIC 203771098 b is an exoplanet orbiting the Sun-like star K2-24 every 21 days. It has about the same density as Saturn, at 0.7103 g/cm3,[2] which indicates that the planet is clearly a gas giant.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Planet EPIC 2037 b". exoplanet.eu. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-10-17.
  2. ^ a b Petigura, Erik A.; et al. (14 November 2015). "Two Transiting Low Density Sub-Saturns from K2". The Astrophysical Journal. 818: 36. arXiv:1511.04497. Bibcode:2016ApJ...818...36P. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/818/1/36.