WASP-72

The planet WASP-72b is 1.27 times the radius of Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System.

WASP-72b is about 1 and a half times the mass of Jupiter and about as dense as Jupiter.

The star WASP-72 is 1.98 times the radius of the Sun. Its spectral type is F7 which makes it a yellow or white dwarf and it has a brightness of 9.6.

WASP-72b orbits at a distance of 5.55 million km, taking 2.22 days to go round its orbit.

From Earth, WASP-72 lies in the constellation of Fornax. In terms of coordinates, it has a right ascension of 02:44:10.0 and a declination of -30:20:09. The system is an unknown distance from us.

The brightest stars in the plot have magnitude 2 and the faintest have magnitude 6, so with a visual magnitude 9.6 WASP-72 is much fainter than these stars.

Interesting Facts

The planet was discovered in 2013. It orbits very close to the star. The atmosphere of WASP-72b is hard to measure due to the star being much bigger than the planet.

For more information visit http://exoplanet.eu/catalog/wasp-72_b/.

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