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KELT-9 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits an A-type star. Its mass is 2.88 Jupiters, it takes 1.5 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.03462 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2017.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2017
MASS
2.88 Jupiters
PLANET RADIUS
1.891 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.03462 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
1.5 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.0
DETECTION METHOD
Transit