|ESA Science & Technology||04-Jul-2005 14:21:05|
Knowledge before Cassini-Huygens
Atlas was discovered during the Voyager 1 flyby of the Saturnian system in 1980. It orbits between the outer edge of the A ring, but inside the F ring. It is believed that the moon plays an import role in defining the outer edge of the A ring.
*Note: in the following section all images courtesy NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute unless stated otherwise.
29 June 2004Cassini Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
For further information please contact: SciTech.firstname.lastname@example.org