Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Filed under pretty pictures, Cassini, amateur image processing, Saturn's small moons, global views, Saturn's moons
Cassini flew to within 40,000 kilometers of Atlas on June 12, 2007 to capture this view of the unusually-shaped moon. The view is toward Atlas' south pole, showing Atlas' strange "flying saucer" shape from below. The "dish" of the saucer is made of dust collected from Saturn's rings.
NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
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Original image data dated on or about June 12, 2007
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