Textbooks usually illustrate space and our solar system with the planets lying on a sheet where the heaviest object at the centre is the sun. Other planets surround it in orbits. The attraction towards the sun is due to the dent created by the sun. This is a result of GR. If this theory is correct than when we observe the solar system, it should look something like in the diagram provided where the ring of planets is above the sun. Is this what happens? Could someone give a link of an actual aerial view of all the planets and the sun?