Imaginary Picture of WASP-76 b

Display orbital revolution of WASP-76 b around the hoststar WASP-76
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Exoplanet Name : WASP-76 b
Alternate Name :
Status : Confirmed
Radius (Rjup / Re): 1.8300 (Rjup) 20.5125 (Rearth)
Mass (Mjup / Me): 0.9200 (Mjup) 292.5030 (Mearth)
Semi Major Axis / Orbital Distance Calculated 0.0330 (AU) 0.0330 (AU Est.)
Eccentricity : 0.0000
Orbital Period(Yrs) 0.0050
Orbital Period(Observed/Estimated) 1.81 (Days Obs.) 1.81 (Days Est.)
Surface Gravity (G Earth) 0.6952
Star Radiation at Atmospheric Boundary: 5142676.5 (W/m2)
Measured Temperature (K) 0.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.1(K) 2125.4 (K)
Blackbody T 0.3(K) 1996.0 (K)
Blackbody T 0.7(K) 1615.0 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.1(K) 2527.5 (K)
Tidally Locked Blackbody T 0.3(K) 2373.6 (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 : WASP-76
Alternate Name :
Star Distance(LY) : 637.0
Stellar Radius(Rsun) : 1.7 (Rsun Measured)
Stellar Mass(Msun) : 1.5 (Msun Measured) 1.5 (Msun Estimated)
Star Age : 0.0 (GY)
Temperature : 6250 (K)
Spectral type : F7
UV portion[%]: 7.8
Visible portion[%]: 44.8
IR portion[%]: 47.4
Metalicity : 0.2
Absolute Magnitude: 3.0
Apparent Magnitude: 9.5
Right Ascension(RA) 26.6327
Declination (DEC) 2.7006
Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog (GSC) ID
Discovered by
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SIMBAD LINK http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=WASP-76+&submit=SIMBAD+search
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WASP-76 b
WASP-76 b

  • WASP-76 b is an exoplanet orbiting the star WASP-76, located about 637.0 light-years (195.3 pc) away from Solar System. Its discovery was publicly announced on 2013.
  • The host star WASP-76 has apparent magnitude of 9.5, with absolute magnitude of 3.0.
  • It is 1.5 times more massive and 1.7 times bigger compared with our Sun. The surface temperature is 6250 with its spectral types of F7
  • In this planetary system, the extrasolar planet WASP-76 b orbits around the star WASP-76 every 1.8 days with its orbital distance of 0.03 AU ( 4936729.7 km)
  • (Projected orbit of WASP-76 b around its host star WASP-76)


  • The Star WASP-76 's habitable zone is located at the following distance
  • Inner Boundary (the orbital distance at Venus's Equivalent Radiation ) : 1.464 AU ( 219010153.9 km)
  • Earth Boundary (the orbital distance at Earth's Equivalent Radiation) : 2.024 AU ( 302729266.8 km)
  • Outer Boundary (the orbital distance at Mars's Equivalent Radiation) : 3.084 AU ( 461292408.8 km)
  • Snow Line (the orbital distance at Snow Line Equivalent Radiation) : 4.538 AU ( 678811987.5 km)
  • Radiation at Planetary Boundary of WASP-76 b : 5142676.51 W/m2

    (Habitable zone calculated based on SEAU(Solar Equivalent Astronomical Unit) around the star WASP-76)



  • Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.474 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.867 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Super-Earth-sized planet for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.803 AU
  • Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Mars-sized planet for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.976 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-76 distance : 3.262 AU
  • Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-76 distance : 3.441 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(2013) around the star WASP-76)



  • Original Kopparapu Recent Venus for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.491 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Runaway Greenhouse for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.916 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Moist Greenhouse for Star WASP-76 distance : 1.973 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Maximum Greenhouse for Star WASP-76 distance : 3.321 AU
  • Original Kopparapu Outer Boundary for Early Mars for Star WASP-76 distance : 3.453 AU

    (Habitable zone calculated based on Kopparapu et al.(Original) around the star WASP-76)



    (Position in Stellar Map of star WASP-76 and its Exoplanet WASP-76 b)



    (Zoomed position in Stellar Map of star WASP-76 and its Exoplanet WASP-76 b (zoom level 3))

    (Synthetic Spectrum of star WASP-76*)
    *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