Imaginary Picture of Kepler-12 b
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Exoplanet Name : Kepler-12 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.6950 (Rjup) 18.9993 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.4310 (Mjup) 137.0313 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0556 (AU) 0.0556 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0100
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0122
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 4.44 (Days Obs.) 4.43 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 1151204.7 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1461.9 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1372.9 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 1110.8 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1738.6 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1632.7 (K)
Size Class: Super-Jupiter-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 : Kepler-12
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 2872.9
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.5 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.2 (Msun Measured) 1.2 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 4.0 (GY)
Temperature : 5926 (K)
Spectral type : G0
Metalicity : 0.1
Absolute Magnitude: 3.7
Apparent Magnitude: 13.4
Right Ascension(RA) 0.0000
Declination (DEC) 0.0000
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID 03549-00844
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors "Jonathan J. Fortney, Brice-Olivier Demory, Jean-Michel Desert, Jason Rowe, Geoffrey W. Marcy, Howard Isaacson, Lars A. Buchhave, David Ciardi, Thomas N. Gautier, Natalie M. Batalha, Douglas A. Caldwell, Stephen T. Bryson, Philip Nutzman, Jon M. Jenkins, Andrew Howard, David Charbonneau, Heather A. Knutson, Steve B. Howell, Mark Everett, Francois Fressin, Drake Deming, William J. Borucki, Timothy M. Brown, Eric B. Ford, Ronald L. Gilliland, David W. Latham, Neil Miller, Sara Seager, Debra A. Fischer, David Koch, Jack J. Lissauer, Michael R. Haas, Martin Still, Philip Lucas, Michael Gillon, Jessie L. Christiansen, John C. Geary"
Discovery Paper - Title Discovery and Atmospheric Characterization of Giant Planet Kepler-12b: An Inflated Radius Outlier
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=Kepler-12+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Kepler-12%20b/
Kepler-12 b
Kepler-12 b

  • Kepler-12 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star Kepler-12, located about 2872.9 light-years (880.8 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2011.
  • The host star Kepler-12 has apparent magnitude of 13.4, with absolute magnitude of 3.7.
  • It is 1.2 times more massive and 1.5 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5926 with its spectral types of G0
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet Kepler-12 b orbits around the star Kepler-12 every 4.4 days with its orbital distance of 0.06 AU ( 8317641.6 km)
  • (Projected orbit of Kepler-12 b around its host star Kepler-12)


  • The Star Kepler-12 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 1.167 AU ( 174584935.3 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.613 AU ( 241322005.1 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 2.458 AU ( 367721331.4 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 3.617 AU ( 541118047.9 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of Kepler-12 b : 1151204.65 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star Kepler-12)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.199 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.518 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.466 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.607 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-12 distance : 2.671 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-12 distance : 2.817 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star Kepler-12)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.204 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.559 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star Kepler-12 distance : 1.593 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-12 distance : 2.718 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-12 distance : 2.827 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star Kepler-12)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-12 and its Exoplanet Kepler-12 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-12 and its Exoplanet Kepler-12 b (zoom level 3))