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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Atlas

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, global views, Saturn's moons

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Atlas Cassini captured this view of Atlas on June 8, 2005, from a distance of 162,000 kilometers. Three images through red, green, and blue filters have been combined to create this color view, which is also enlarged by a factor of two. The view of Atlas shows a saucer shape, 46 by 20 kilometers in size. Atlas' equator appears to have swept up fine ring dust, obscuring any impact craters and bulging its equator. Image data is from the official Cassini data release on the Planetary Data System.

NASA / JPL / SSI / Color composite by Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 8, 2005

 

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