Imaginary Picture of Kepler-162 c

Display orbital revolution of Kepler-162 c around the hoststar Kepler-162
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Exoplanet Name : Kepler-162 c
Alternate Name : "2MASS J19490693+4343264 c, K00459.01, KIC 7977197 c, KOI-459 c, KOI-459.01, WISE J194906.93+434326.3 c"
Radius (Rjup / Re): 0.2700 (Rjup) 3.0264 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.0232 (Mjup) 7.3889 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.1370 (AU) 0.1370 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0532
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 19.45 (Days Obs.) 16.84 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 0.8067
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 102948.7 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 799.5 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 750.8 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 607.5 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 950.7 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 892.8 (K)
Size Class: sub-Neptune-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-162
Alternate Name : "2MASS J19490693+4343264, KIC 7977197, KOI-459, WISE J194906.93+434326.3"
Star Distance(LY) : 2789.7
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.2 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.2 (Msun Measured) 0.9 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 5870 (K)
Spectral type : G2
UV portion[%]: 7.8
Visible portion[%]: 44.8
IR portion[%]: 47.4
Metalicity : -0.3
Absolute Magnitude: 3.4
Apparent Magnitude: 13.0
Right Ascension(RA) 297.2789
Declination (DEC) 43.7240
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors 0
Discovery Paper - Title
Discovery Paper - Journal 0
Discovery Paper - URL 0
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=Kepler-162+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/Kepler-162%20c/
Kepler-162 c
Kepler-162 c

  • Kepler-162 c is an exoplanet orbiting the star Kepler-162, located about 2789.7 light-years (855.3 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2014.
  • The host star Kepler-162 has apparent magnitude of 13.0, with absolute magnitude of 3.4.
  • It is 1.2 times more massive and 1.2 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5870 with its spectral types of G2
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet Kepler-162 c orbits around the star Kepler-162 every 19.4 days with its orbital distance of 0.14 AU ( 20494908.3 km)
  • (Projected orbit of Kepler-162 c around its host star Kepler-162)


  • The Star Kepler-162 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.860 AU ( 128643188.0 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.189 AU ( 177818504.3 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.811 AU ( 270956049.4 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 2.665 AU ( 398723696.5 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of Kepler-162 c : 102948.74 W/m2

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



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-162 distance : 0.886 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-162 distance : 1.122 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star Kepler-162 distance : 1.084 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star Kepler-162 distance : 1.188 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-162 distance : 1.977 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-162 distance : 2.086 AU

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



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star Kepler-162 distance : 0.889 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star Kepler-162 distance : 1.153 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star Kepler-162 distance : 1.176 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star Kepler-162 distance : 2.012 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star Kepler-162 distance : 2.093 AU

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



    (Position in Stellar Map of star Kepler-162 and its Exoplanet Kepler-162 c)



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

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star Kepler-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