K2-33 System

NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt
June 22, 2016
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rendering of K2-33 system
NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt

The K2-33 system and its planet in comparison to our own solar system. The planet is on a five-day orbit, whereas Mercury orbits our Sun in 88 days. The planet is also nearly ten times closer to its star than Mercury is to the Sun.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt