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OGLE-2007-BLG-368Lb
Extrasolar planet List of extrasolar planets
Neptune-kin OGLE-2007-BLG-368Lb.png
Artist's conception of OGLE-2007-BLG-368Lb, as a gas giant.
Parent star
Star OGLE-2007-BLG-368L
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension (α) 17h 56m 25.96s
Declination (δ) –32° 14′ 14.7″
Distance 19230 ly
(5900 pc)
Spectral type K5V?
Observed separation
Projected separation (d) 3.3 ± 1.4 AU
Physical characteristics
Mass (m) 0.0694 MJ
(22.1 M)
Discovery information
Discovery date December 8, 2009
Discoverer(s) Sumi et al.
Detection method Gravitational microlensing
Discovery site Mount John University
Observatory
,
 New Zealand
Discovery status Published
Database references
Extrasolar Planets
Encyclopaedia
data
SIMBAD data

OGLE-2007-BLG-368Lb is an extrasolar planet located approximately 19,230 light-years away in the constellation of Scorpius, orbiting the star OGLE-2007-BLG-368L. This planet was detected on December 8, 2009 by the gravitational microlensing by Sumi. It has mass 6.94% of Jupiter (i.e 22 times that of Earth) and is located 3.3 AU from the star when observed. Based on those properties it would classify as a Cold Neptune. It is the second Cold Neptune to be observed, the first being OGLE-2005-BLG-169Lb.[1] This planet is most likely be similar to Uranus and Neptune in the solar system in terms of atmospheric and internal properties.

References

Coordinates: Sky map 18h 09m 42s, −29° 13′ 27″


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