Earths closest approach to the sun called perihelion comes in early january and is about 91 million miles 146 million km just shy of 1 au the farthest from the sun earth gets is called . When two planets are on opposite sides of the sun and form a line with the sun then they are farthest away an inferior planet a planet whose orbit is interior to earths orbit is farthest from earth near the time of superior conjunction and closest to earth near the time of inferior conjunction. Distances between planets as an example the distance between the planet mercury and earth can range from 77 million km at the closest point to as far as 222 million km at the farthest there is a huge amount of different in the distances between the planets depending on their position on their orbit path. A possibly earth like planet has been found within the habitable zone of humanitys closest stellar neighbor proxima centauri and astronomers think the world could potentially support life . The ejecta starts out in a solar orbit similar to that of its home planet and most of the material ends up getting reabsorbed knows where or how earth life started or how far afield it may
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