Imaginary Picture of WASP-16 b
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Exoplanet Name : WASP-16 b
Alternate Name :
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.0080 (Rjup) 11.2987 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.8550 (Mjup) 271.8370 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0421 (AU) 0.0421 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0085
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 3.12 (Days Obs.) 3.12 (Days Est.)
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 587482.4 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1235.6 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1160.4 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 938.9 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 1469.4 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1379.9 (K)
Size Class: 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 : WASP-16
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 0.0
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 0.9 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.0 (Msun Measured) 1.0 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 2.3 (GY)
Temperature : 5550 (K)
Spectral type : G3V
Metalicity : 0.0
Absolute Magnitude: 25.0
Apparent Magnitude: 11.3
Right Ascension(RA) 214.6830
Declination (DEC) -20.2756
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID 06147-00229
Discovered by
Discovery Paper - Authors "T. A. Lister, D. R. Anderson, M. Gillon, L. Hebb, B. S. Smalley, A. H. M. J. Triaud, A. Collier Cameron, D. M. Wilson, R. G. West, S. J. Bentley"
Discovery Paper - Title WASP-16b: A NEW JUPITER-LIKE PLANET TRANSITING A SOUTHERN SOLAR ANALOG
Discovery Paper - Journal "The Astrophysical Journal,olume 703,umber 1"
Discovery Paper - URL http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-637X/703/1/752/meta
SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=WASP-16+&submit=SIMBAD+search
Open Exoplanet Database Link http://www.openexoplanetcatalogue.com/planet/WASP-16%20b/
WASP-16 b
WASP-16 b

  • WASP-16 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star WASP-16. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2009.
  • The host star WASP-16 has apparent magnitude of 11.3, with absolute magnitude of 25.0.
  • It is 1.0 times more massive and 0.9 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 5550 with its spectral types of G3V
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet WASP-16 b orbits around the star WASP-16 every 3.1 days with its orbital distance of 0.04 AU ( 6298070.4 km)
  • (Projected orbit of WASP-16 b around its host star WASP-16)


  • The Star WASP-16 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 0.631 AU ( 94435485.0 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 0.873 AU ( 130534519.2 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 1.330 AU ( 198905720.1 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 1.957 AU ( 292698480.6 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of WASP-16 b : 587482.35 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star WASP-16)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.663 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.840 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.811 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.889 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-16 distance : 1.493 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-16 distance : 1.574 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star WASP-16)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.661 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.864 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star WASP-16 distance : 0.875 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-16 distance : 1.519 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-16 distance : 1.579 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star WASP-16)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star WASP-16 and its Exoplanet WASP-16 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star WASP-16 and its Exoplanet WASP-16 b (zoom level 3))