Gliese 674 b

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Gliese 674 b
Exoplanet List of exoplanets
Parent star
Star Gliese 674
Constellation Ara
Right ascension (α) 17h 28m 39.9463s
Declination (δ) –46° 53′ 42.685″
Apparent magnitude (mV) 9.38
Distance 14.8 ± 0.1 ly
(4.54 ± 0.03 pc)
Spectral type M3V
Orbital elements
Semi-major axis (a) 0.039 AU
Periastron (q) 0.031 AU
Apastron (Q) 0.047 AU
Eccentricity (e) 0.2 ± 0.02
Orbital period (P) 4.6938 ± 0.007 d
(0.012851 y)
Argument of
(ω) 6 ± 200°
Time of periastron (T0) 2453780.085 ± 0.078 JD
Semi-amplitude (K) 8.70 ± 0.19 m/s
Physical characteristics
Minimum mass (m sin i) 0.037 MJ
(11.8 M)
Discovery information
Discovery date January 7, 2007
Discoverer(s) Bonfils et al.
Discovery method HARPS
Discovery site ESO
Discovery status Published
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Exoplanet Archive data
Open Exoplanet Catalogue data

Gliese 674 b is an extrasolar planet approximately 15 light years away in the constellation of Ara. This planet orbits tightly around Gliese 674. It is a sub-Neptune-or-Uranus-mass planet either gaseous or rocky. It orbits as close as 0.039 AU from the star and takes only 4.6938 days to orbit. This planet has a similar eccentricity to Mercury (e=0.2). The discovery of the planet was announced on January 7, 2007 by using the HARPS spectrograph mounted on the ESO’s 3.6 meter telescope at La Silla, Chile.

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Coordinates: Sky map 17h 28m 39.9463s, −46° 53′ 42.685″