55 Cancri c is an ice giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star, like the Sun. It has a mass 0.17 x that of Jupiter, takes 44.42 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.241 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in October 2004. In 2015, the public voted to give it the name "Brahe," which was approved by the International Astronomical Union, after the Danish astronomer and nobleman. The other planets in the system are also named for famous astronomers and telescope inventors of the Renaissance.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2004
MASS
0.1714 Jupiters
PLANET RADIUS
Unknown
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.241376 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
44.4 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.02
DETECTION METHOD
Radial Velocity