28th November 2019

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What is the closest planet to Earth right now?

When Venus lies between Earth and the Sun, it experiences what is known as an inferior conjunction. It is at this point that it makes its closest approach to Earth (and that of any planet) with an average distance of 41 million km (25,476,219 mi).

Also to know is, which is the nearest Neighbour of the earth?

The closest known planet to Earth outside of the Solar System circles Alpha Centauri B. Although its about the size of Earth, it's closer to the Sun than Mercury, making it uninhabitable.

Where is the nearest habitable planet?

11 billion of these estimated planets may be orbiting sun-like stars. The nearest such planet may be as close as 12 light-years away. On August 24, 2016, astronomers announced the discovery of a rocky planet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, the closest star to Earth.

Which is the nearest star to the Earth?

The Sun is the closest star to Earth, about 93 million miles away. The Sun's nearest neighbor, Alpha Centauri, is actually a triple-star system —three stars bound together by gravity. Alpha Centauri A and B are two bright, closely orbiting stars with a distant, dim companion, Proxima Centauri.
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