Galaxy Milky Way
Population 7,301,283,002
Appearances Superman
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Earth is a rocky planet orbiting the Sun, and the third planet in order from the star it orbits. It is the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System in the Milky Way. It is the notable home of human beings, the only intelligent species that inhabit it.


The planet Earth is around 4.5 billion years old and is located in the Milky Way galaxy. In recent times human beings evolved to become the dominant species on the planet and, in time, developed their own unique forms of technology and society. They spread their civilization across almost all the inhabitable parts of the planet. Earth's first contact with extraterrestrial beings was when the Kryptonian military leader, General Zod and his followers Non and Ursa landed and destroyed the White House.

The Earth was dominated by two competing superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Superman, in order to ensure peace on the planet by avoiding a war, destroyed all nuclear weapons on the planet.

Notable residentsEdit


  • Earth was initially called planet Houston by General Zod and Ursa erroneously after encountering American astronauts and Soviet Cosmonauts on Earth's Moon.