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Atlas in Color, 8 June 2005

Atlas in Color, 8 June 2005

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Atlas in Color, 8 June 2005
Cassini captured this view of Atlas on 8 June 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.

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