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Kepler-79 b is a Neptune-like exoplanet that orbits a F-type star. Its mass is 10.9 Earth, it takes 13.5 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.117 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2012.

PLANET TYPE
Neptune-like
DISCOVERY DATE
2012
MASS
10.9 Earth
PLANET RADIUS
0.31 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.117 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
13.5 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.015
DETECTION METHOD
Transit