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WASP-5 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is 1.58 Jupiter, it takes 1.6 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.0267 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2008.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2008
MASS
1.58 Jupiter
PLANET RADIUS
1.087 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.0267 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
1.6 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.038
DETECTION METHOD
Transit