Image: Speck between ringsDecember 6th, 2010 in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Saturn's moon Atlas can be seen just above the center of this Cassini spacecraft image as it orbits in the Roche Division between Saturn's A ring and thin F ring.
The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on April 12, 2010.
The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers) from Atlas.
Atlas is an inner satellite of Saturn. It is the closest satellite to the sharp outer edge of the A ring.
Provided by JPL/NASA
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