The actual relative sizes of the Solar System bodies [Les tailles réelles relatives des corps du système solaire].

Obviously, the big yellow sphere is the Sun. When on top of the picture, from left to right, one can find: {Mercury,the Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune,Pluto}.

If one try to use the actual scales, in order to see a very dim grey Pluto, one must multiply the actual radius of all celestial bodies by a huge factor. And then, almost all planets disappear:

The huge size of the Sun prohibits the respect of the actual scales. In particular, this implies a non linear transformation of the distances:

Each celestial body is colored according to its actual color:

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