Discovery siteKepler Space Observatory
Discovery date2014
Orbital characteristics
0.26300 AU (39,344,000 km)
63.33587900 d
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
1.790 REarth
Temperature194 K (−79 °C; −110 °F)

Kepler-296f[1][2][3] (also known by its Kepler Object of Interest designation KOI-1422.04) is a confirmed super-Earth exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of Kepler-296. The planet was discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft using the transit method, in which the dimming effect that a planet causes as it crosses in front of its star is measured. NASA announced the discovery of the exoplanet on 26 February 2014.[1]

Confirmed exoplanet

Kepler 296f is a super-Earth with a radius 1.79 times that of Earth. The planet orbits Kepler-296 once every 63.3 days.


The planet is located within the habitable zone of Kepler-296, a region where liquid water could exist on the surface of the planet.

Notable ExoplanetsKepler Space Telescope
Confirmed small exoplanets in habitable zones.
(Kepler-62e, Kepler-62f, Kepler-186f, Kepler-296e, Kepler-296f, Kepler-438b, Kepler-440b, Kepler-442b)
(Kepler Space Telescope; 6 January 2015).[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b Staff (26 February 2014). "715 Newly Verified Planets More Than Triples the Number of Confirmed Kepler Planets". NASA. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ Lissauer, Jack J.; et al. (25 February 2014). "Validation of Kepler's Multiple Planet Candidates. II: Refined Statistical Framework and Descriptions of Systems of Special Interest". arXiv:1402.6352. Bibcode:2014ApJ...784...44L. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/784/1/44. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Rowe, Jason F. "Validation of Kepler's Multiple Planet Candidates. III: Light Curve Analysis & Announcement of Hundreds of New Multi-planet Systems". The Astrophysical Journal. 784 (1): 45. arXiv:1402.6534. Bibcode:2014ApJ...784...45R. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/784/1/45.
  4. ^ Clavin, Whitney; Chou, Felicia; Johnson, Michele (6 January 2015). "NASA's Kepler Marks 1,000th Exoplanet Discovery, Uncovers More Small Worlds in Habitable Zones". NASA. Retrieved 6 January 2015.

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Coordinates: Sky map 19h 06m 9.60s, +49° 26′ 14.37″