The actual Solar System viewed during 243 years from a dark blue virtual planet -this last one approximately belongs to the plane of Pluto and its distance from the Sun equals the one of Neptune- [Le véritable système solaire pendant 243 années vu depuis une planète virtuelle bleue sombre -cette derniere appartient approximativement au plan de Pluton et est à même distance du Soleil que Neptune-].

(for more information, see animation "From the Sun to Pluto (non linear scales)")

Please, note that due to scale problems, it is almost impossible to visualize actual distances and sizes in the Solar System. Then, it is the square root of the distances to the Sun that are displayed; when the Solar System is displayed without such a non linear scaling, the inner planets are "hidden" by the Sun. Moreover, the diameter of each celestial body is multiplied by a huge arbitrary factor.

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