WASP-59b was discovered by the SuperWASP planetary transit survey. It

orbits the star WASP-59, a 13th magnitude orange dwarf K5V star, located

approximately 400 light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus.

Its was discovered in 2011, via the transit method and confirmed via the

radial velocity method.

WASP-59b is a very dense gas giant, which orbits its star approximately

once every 7.9 days.