Kepler-16b(formally Kepler-16(AB)-b) is an Extrasolar planet.
That's in some ways the'holy grail' of studying Extrasolar planets.
This is the least massive Extrasolar planet detected to date.
The first Extrasolar planets were discovered by astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan
and Dale Frail.
That's in some ways the‘holy grail' of studying Extrasolar planets … evidence of liquid water,” he said.
Upsilon Andromeda B, an Extrasolar planet approximately 44 light-years away from the Sun, also only faces one side
to its star.
A"Jupiter mass"(MJ or MJup) is often used as a unit to describe masses of other objects,
particularly Extrasolar planets and brown dwarfs.
For example, the Extrasolar planet HD 209458 b has
a mass of 0.69 MJ, while Kappa Andromedae b has a mass of 12.8 MJ.
From October 2004 to November 2007, she was Science Director for NASA's Kepler Space Observatory,
an Earth-orbiting satellite designed to find Earth-like Extrasolar planets in nearby solar systems.
Even though its hunting days are over,
Kepler has already revealed over 3,000 candidate Extrasolar planets
and the data it returned to Earth will keep scientists busy for years, if not decades to come.