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Atlas (moon)


Atlas, as imaged by Voyager 1,
on November 12, 1980. (NASA)
Atlas is a moon of Saturn, named after Atlas (Titan).

Atlas was discovered by R. Terrile[?] in 1980 from Voyager photos. It seems to be a shepherd satellite of the A ring.

  • Orbital radius: 137,670 km
  • Diameter: 30 km (40 x 20)
  • Mass: Unknown
  • Orbital period: 0.6019 days
  • Orbital inclination: 0°



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