What are the shortest and longest distance between earth and pluto?

1 Answer
Feb 25, 2016

At their closest, distance between them is only 2.66 billion miles and at its most distant the two bodies 4.67 billion miles apart.


The planets in the solar system travel in elliptical orbits rather than perfect circles, and so the distances between them are constantly changing. At its most distant, when the two bodies (Earth and Pluto) are on the opposite sides of the sun from one another, Pluto lies 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion km) from Earth. They are at their closest when the two are on same side of Sun and distance is only 2.66 billion miles (4.28 billion km) apart.