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HD 179079 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is at least 27.5 Earth, it takes 14.5 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.1216 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2008.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2008
MASS
at least 27.5 Earth
PLANET RADIUS
Unknown
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.1216 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
14.5 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.115
DETECTION METHOD
Radial Velocity