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Catching Atlas

Catching Atlas

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NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Catching Atlas
Atlas almost didn't make it into the frame in this Cassini photo from December 6, 2015. Orbiting just outside Saturn's main ring system, Atlas appears to have accumulated ring material into a saucer shape, obscuring any impact craters that may have happened to it in the past.

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Original image data dated on or about December 6, 2015

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