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Kepler-26 b is a Neptune-like exoplanet that orbits a K-type star. Its mass is 5.12 Earths and it takes 12.3 days to complete one orbit of its star. Its discovery was announced in 2011.

PLANET TYPE
Neptune-like
DISCOVERY DATE
2011
MASS
5.12 Earths
PLANET RADIUS
0.248 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
Unknown
ORBITAL PERIOD
12.3 days
ECCENTRICITY
Unknown
DETECTION METHOD
Transit