My point is "linguistics".  Each of the people who have posted with this subject have pointed that out. Linguistics takes the "whole" sentence, and looks at "from Earth" in the context of each language, just like your original description of "and" which has a philosophical usage of "coupling" two concepts. To say "from" implies a "to" and other alternates. It is a fascinating sentence or you would not be getting such discussion.

Thank you for understanding.

Charles