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KELT-8 b is a gas giant exoplanet that orbits a G-type star. Its mass is 0.867 Jupiter, it takes 3.2 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.04571 AU from its star. Its discovery was announced in 2015.

PLANET TYPE
Gas Giant
DISCOVERY DATE
2015
MASS
0.867 Jupiter
PLANET RADIUS
1.86 x Jupiter
ORBITAL RADIUS
0.04571 AU
ORBITAL PERIOD
3.2 days
ECCENTRICITY
0.035
DETECTION METHOD
Transit