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WASP-16 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is 0.855 Jupiter, it takes 3.1 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.0421 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2009.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2009
MASS
0.855 Jupiter
PLANET RADIUS
1.008 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.0421 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
3.1 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.0
DETECTION METHOD
Transit