Imaginary Picture of K2-162 b

Display orbital revolution of K2-162 b around the hoststar K2-162
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Exoplanet Name : K2-162 b
Alternate Name : "2MASS J12240928-0106408 b, EPIC 201390048 b, EPIC 201390048.01, WISE J122409.23-010641.1 b"
Status : Confirmed
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.1280 (Rjup) 1.4348 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.0114 (Mjup) 3.6156 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0795 (AU) 0.0795 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0259
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 9.46 (Days Obs.) 9.45 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 1.7564
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 50777.1 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 670.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 629.2 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 509.1 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 796.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 748.2 (K)
Size Class: super-Earth-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Primary Transit
Mass Detection :
Radius Detection :
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : K2-162
Alternate Name : "2MASS J12240928-0106408, EPIC 201390048, WISE J122409.23-010641.1"
Star Distance(LY) : 408.0
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.7 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.8 (Msun Measured) 0.7 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 4842 (K)
Spectral type : K3
UV portion[%]: 2.6
Visible portion[%]: 35.7
IR portion[%]: 61.7
Metalicity : -0.2
Absolute Magnitude: 5.0
Apparent Magnitude: 10.5
Right Ascension(RA) 186.0387
Declination (DEC) -1.1114
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K2-162 b
K2-162 b

  • K2-162 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star K2-162, located about 408.0 light-years (125.1 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2018.
  • The host star K2-162 has apparent magnitude of 10.5, with absolute magnitude of 5.0.
  • It is 0.8 times more massive and 0.7 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 4842 with its spectral types of K3
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet K2-162 b orbits around the star K2-162 every 9.5 days with its orbital distance of 0.08 AU ( 11893030.7 km)
  • (Projected orbit of K2-162 b around its host star K2-162)


  • The Star K2-162 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.350 AU ( 52427213.2 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.484 AU ( 72468109.6 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.738 AU ( 110425361.8 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 1.086 AU ( 162495757.3 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of K2-162 b : 50777.10 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star K2-162)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star K2-162 distance : 0.382 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star K2-162 distance : 0.483 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star K2-162 distance : 0.467 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star K2-162 distance : 0.513 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star K2-162 distance : 0.882 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star K2-162 distance : 0.930 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star K2-162)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star K2-162 distance : 0.377 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star K2-162 distance : 0.499 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star K2-162 distance : 0.499 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star K2-162 distance : 0.897 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star K2-162 distance : 0.932 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star K2-162)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star K2-162 and its Exoplanet K2-162 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star K2-162 and its Exoplanet K2-162 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star K2-162*)
    *Yamashiki YA et al. 2019 ApJ 881 114
    MUSCLES Paper I - France et al. 2016 ApJ 820 89
    MUSCLES Paper II- Youngblood et al. 2016 ApJ 824 101
    MUSCLES Paper III- Loyd et al. 2016 ApJ 824 102