55 Cancri
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Your system is 55 Cancri. Its host star is located in the constellation of The Crab. It is faint to the naked eye.

55 Cancri has 5 planets:

  • 55 Cancri B, discovered in 1996, has a mass 254.3 times the mass of Earth and an orbital period of 14.65 days.
  • 55 Cancri C, discovered in 2002, has a mass 53.7 times the mass of Earth and an orbital period of 44.34 days.
  • 55 Cancri D, discovered in 2002, has a mass 1218.9 times the mass of Earth and an orbital period of 5218 days.
  • 55 Cancri E, discovered in 2004, has a mass 8.3 times the mass of Earth and an orbital period of 0.74 days.
  • 55 Cancri F, discovered in 2007, has a mass 45.8 times the mass of Earth and an orbital period of 260.7 days.

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