Imaginary Picture of WASP-161 b

Display orbital revolution of WASP-161 b around the hoststar WASP-161
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Exoplanet Name : WASP-161 b
Alternate Name :
Status : Confirmed
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.1430 (Rjup) 12.8119 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 2.4900 (Mjup) 791.6656 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0673 (AU) 0.0673 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0148
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 5.41 (Days Obs.) 5.41 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 4.8230
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 1336379.9 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1517.5 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1425.1 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 1153.0 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1804.6 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1694.7 (K)
Size Class: Jupiter-size
Mass Class:
Detection Type : Primary Transit
Mass Detection : Radial Velocity
Radius Detection : Primary Transit
Habitability by Solar Eq. Astronomical Unit: Not habitable
Habitability by Kopparapu: Not habitable
Star Name : WASP-161
Alternate Name : 2MASS08252108-1130035
Star Distance(LY) : 0.0
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.7 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.4 (Msun Measured) 1.4 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 6406 (K)
Spectral type : F6
UV portion[%]: 7.8
Visible portion[%]: 44.8
IR portion[%]: 47.4
Metalicity : 0.2
Absolute Magnitude: 25.0
Apparent Magnitude: 11.1
Right Ascension(RA) 126.3379
Declination (DEC) -11.5010
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WASP-161 b
WASP-161 b

  • WASP-161 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star WASP-161. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2018.
  • The host star WASP-161 has apparent magnitude of 11.1, with absolute magnitude of 25.0.
  • It is 1.4 times more massive and 1.7 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 6406 with its spectral types of F6
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet WASP-161 b orbits around the star WASP-161 every 5.4 days with its orbital distance of 0.07 AU ( 10067936.7 km)
  • (Projected orbit of WASP-161 b around its host star WASP-161)


  • The Star WASP-161 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 1.522 AU ( 227685692.8 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 2.104 AU ( 314721128.8 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 3.206 AU ( 479565352.7 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 4.717 AU ( 705701424.9 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of WASP-161 b : 1336379.92 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star WASP-161)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-161 distance : 1.519 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-161 distance : 1.923 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-161 distance : 1.857 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star WASP-161 distance : 2.035 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-161 distance : 3.351 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-161 distance : 3.534 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star WASP-161)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-161 distance : 1.541 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star WASP-161 distance : 1.972 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star WASP-161 distance : 2.039 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-161 distance : 3.411 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-161 distance : 3.548 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star WASP-161)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star WASP-161 and its Exoplanet WASP-161 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star WASP-161 and its Exoplanet WASP-161 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star WASP-161*)
    *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