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Atlas in color, 12 June 2007

Atlas in color, 12 June 2007

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

Atlas in color, 12 June 2007
Cassini flew to within 40,000 kilometers of Atlas on 12 June 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.

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