Imaginary Picture of K2-43 b

Display orbital revolution of K2-43 b around the hoststar K2-43
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Exoplanet Name : K2-43 b
Alternate Name : "2MASS J11162811-0358315 b, EPIC 201205469 b, EPIC 201205469.01, WISE J111628.09-035831.5 b"
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.4020 (Rjup) 4.5060 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.0637 (Mjup) 20.2465 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0201 (AU) 0.0201 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0095
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 3.47 (Days Obs.) 1.38 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 0.9972
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 192453.2 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 934.8 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 877.9 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 710.3 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1111.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1044.0 (K)
Size Class: Neptune-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Primary Transit
Mass Detection :
Radius Detection : Primary Transit
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : K2-43
Alternate Name : "EPIC 201205469, 2MASS J11162811-0358315, WISE J111628.09-035831.5"
Star Distance(LY) : 598.4
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.5 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 0.6 (Msun Measured) 0.1 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 3840 (K)
Spectral type : K7 V
UV portion[%]: 0.5
Visible portion[%]: 20.3
IR portion[%]: 79.2
Metalicity : 0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 9.3
Apparent Magnitude: 15.6
Right Ascension(RA) 169.1172
Declination (DEC) -3.9754
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
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SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=K2-43+&submit=SIMBAD+search
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K2-43 b
K2-43 b

  • K2-43 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star K2-43, located about 598.4 light-years (183.5 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2016.
  • The host star K2-43 has apparent magnitude of 15.6, with absolute magnitude of 9.3.
  • It is 0.6 times more massive and 0.5 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 3840 with its spectral types of K7 V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet K2-43 b orbits around the star K2-43 every 3.5 days with its orbital distance of 0.02 AU ( 3006917.2 km)
  • (Projected orbit of K2-43 b around its host star K2-43)


  • The Star K2-43 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.172 AU ( 25805621.4 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.238 AU ( 35670112.6 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.363 AU ( 54353357.8 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 0.535 AU ( 79983347.0 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of K2-43 b : 192453.19 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star K2-43)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star K2-43 distance : 0.194 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star K2-43 distance : 0.245 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star K2-43 distance : 0.237 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star K2-43 distance : 0.261 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star K2-43 distance : 0.469 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star K2-43 distance : 0.495 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star K2-43)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star K2-43 distance : 0.192 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star K2-43 distance : 0.254 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star K2-43 distance : 0.254 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star K2-43 distance : 0.477 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star K2-43 distance : 0.496 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star K2-43)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star K2-43 and its Exoplanet K2-43 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star K2-43 and its Exoplanet K2-43 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star K2-43*)
    *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