By default, Solar System Live shows planets as discs labeled with the
symbol for each planet. You can choose to have the planets displayed
as small images representing their actual appearance by checking the
“Images” box. The icons and images are not to scale,
neither with regard to one another nor with respect to the size of the
solar system. Planets are dust modes in the endless void of
space—if shown to scale they'd be less than single pixel in
height. Click the “Update” button above to see the
images instead of icons.
Planet names, icons, and images are shown below. Click on the name of any
object for more information, courtesy of
The Nine Planets.