Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Atlas in color, 12 June 2007

Atlas in color, 12 June 2007
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. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic

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