Anyway, here's some eye-candy of the first earthlike world I discovered, officially designated "Col 285 Sector AF-P c6-1 4". I love the large inland seas:
"Four" is a cold world (-11 degrees Farenheit) and doesn't yet have oxygen in its atmosphere--- no cyanobacteria?
Planets four and five orbit each other. Five is an ice world with giant fissures and some volcanic activity discoloring the surface:
Unfortunately, Elite doesn't allow you to name (in-game) the planets you discover. In an online world there is, of course, potential problems with vetting large numbers of names for indecency.
I really hope that Frontier Developments finds ways to make better use of the hard work they put into solar system models. It'd be great to name the planet, get a detailed surface map, perform additional surveys, and launch a colonization expedition. Realistically, of course, all these things would take years if not decades. (And the game doesn't even have stations that are under construction within settled space!)