Saturn’s Moon Atlas

Saturn’s moon Atlas — Atlas, the second of Saturn’s known satellites, orbits near the outer edge of the A-ring and is about 40 by 20 kilometers (25 by 15 miles) in size.

It is probably a shepherd satellite for Saturn’s A-ring.

Atlas was discovered by R. Terrile in 1980 from photographs taken by Voyager during its encounter with Saturn.


Discovered by: R. Terrile/Voyager 1

Date of Discovery: 1980

Distance from Saturn: 137,670 km

Radius: 18.517.213.5 km

Orbital Eccentricity: 0.000

Orbital Inclination: 0.3 degree

Orbital Period: 0.6019 day



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