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WASP-42 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is 0.527 Jupiters, it takes 5 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.0561 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2012.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2012
MASS
0.527 Jupiters
PLANET RADIUS
1.122 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.0561 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
5 days
ECCENTRICITY
Unknown
DETECTION METHOD
Transit