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WASP-8 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is 2.244 Jupiter, it takes 8.2 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.0801 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2010.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2010
MASS
2.244 Jupiter
PLANET RADIUS
1.038 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.0801 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
8.2 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.31
DETECTION METHOD
Transit