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Kepler-16b

(exoplanet orbiting a binary star)

Kepler-16b is a giant extra-solar planet orbiting a binary star, i.e., in orbit around the pair. The stars, Kepler-16A and Kepler-16B are a K dwarf and an M dwarf, orbiting each other at about 0.2 AU with a period of about 41 days. Planet characteristics:


(exoplanet,binary stars,gas giant,transit method)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-16b
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler-16
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
~075pc245lyKepler-16b
Coordinates:Kepler-16b
J191618.1759+514526.778

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