KELT-3b Case File
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Known as KELT-3b, the third exoplanet found by the KELT survey, this exoplanet is unlike anything we have seen in our Solar System.
It is a large, puffy gas world orbiting very close to its host star. And because it is so close to its host star it is very, very hot!
Due to their size, temperature and gassy characteristics, we call these types of planets, Hot Jupiters.
Type: Hot Jupiter
Size: Almost twice the size of Jupiter
Mass: Almost 1.5 times the mass of Jupiter
Density: Less than Jupiter
Discovered: 2012, by the KELT Survey
Characteristics: puffy and gaseous
Composition: details unknown
Temperature: > melting point of iron