The drawing below is NOT drawn to scale.
The drawing represents a planet orbiting some star. The planet is closer to the star as it moves from point 1 to point 2 than it is when it moves from point 3 to point 4 in its orbit. The dotted line shows the orbital path.
If the time it takes the planet to get from point 1 to point 2 is equal to the time it takes the planet to get from point 3 to point 4, then which of the following statements is true, according to Kepler's laws of planetary motion?