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Artist's concept

tau Boo b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a F-type star. Its mass is at least 4.32 Jupiter, it takes 3.3 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.049 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 1996.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
1996
MASS
at least 4.32 Jupiter
PLANET RADIUS
Unknown
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.049 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
3.3 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.011
DETECTION METHOD
Radial Velocity