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Star K2-18

Red dwarf K2-18 is located 111 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M4, that has 41 % of solar mass. There are multiple known exoplanets in this system.
Sun distance
111 light years


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Red dwarf (spectral class M4)


Ascension iconRight ascension: 0h 44m 0s
Declination iconDeclination: 7° 0' 0'' (equatorial region)
Parallax iconParallax: 26.269
Distance iconSun distance: 111 ly | 34 pc

Basic characteristic

Mass: 0.413 M Sun | 432.6 M Jupiter
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Size: 0.394 R Sun | 3.9 R Jupiter

2 exoplanets

K2-18 c
7.5 M 0.06 AU 0 days
K2-18 b
8.9 M 0.14 AU 0 days
More about K2-18
      Star K2-18 can be found in northern celestial hemisphere. 
Other designations of this star
EPIC 201912552, 2MASS J11301450+0735180, UCAC4 488-054338
Class of stars Red dwarf
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Red dwarfs are small reddish stars, that are by far the most common type of star in solar neighborhood. Their mass is usually between 10 and 50 % of solar mass.
News from this star system
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New type of hot ocean exoplanets could be our best chance of finding extraterrestrial life

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Water vapor discovered in the atmosphere of the exoplanet K2-18b

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