The solar system is so large that it can’t be shown to scale on a standard image. If the planet sizes are shown to scale, then the distances will be too large to fit in the image. On the other hand, if the distances are to scale then the objects will be too small to be visible.
The best way to understand the true dimensions of the solar system is to create a scale model. Use the tool below to visualize the solar system at various scales.
We thank the Exploratorium for the inspiration through their webpage "Build a Solar System”. Adapted by Dr. Jennifer West from the Dunlap Institute at the University of Toronto