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  Atlas, a Moon of Saturn
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.
Atlas was discovered by R. Terrile in 1980 from photographs taken by Voyager during its encounter with Saturn.
This image of Atlas was acquired by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on November 12, 1980.
www.solarviews.com /eng/atlas.htm   (117 words)

Atlas orbits near the outer edge of the A-ring (see Saturn's rings) and probably acts as a shepherd moon for this ring.
The Atlas rocket is an important launch vehicle in America's space program.
The ATLAS particle detector is one of several particle detector experiments associated with the Large Hadron Collider – the world's largest particle accelerator – at CERN.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/A/Atlas.html   (185 words)

 Atlas (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atlas (King), the mythical King of Mauretania, who was a renowned scholar, astronomer, and geographer; "atlas" became a name for a collection of maps in his honor.
Atlas Beetle, a rhinoceros beetle (Dynastinae) in the genus Chalcosoma
Meir Atlas (1848–1926), Rabbi of Shavel in Lithuania and one of the founders of the Telz Yeshiva
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ATLAS   (930 words)

 Astronomy Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The lunar atlas is an orthographic render created from data taken by the Lunar Orbiter Missions (NASA) and provided by the USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
The Moon Atlas widget is a freeware application intended solely for use on Apple Computers running Mac OS X 10.4 or higher as a Dashboard Widget.
The Moon Atlas widget may not be freely or commercially distributed or altered, decompiled or re-engineered in any fashion without the expressed, written permission of the author.
astronomy.physics.tamu.edu /Widget/MoonAtlas/index.html   (389 words)

 History of the Far Colony
The stations in the Atlas moon system were stable and (relatively) prosperous by 63 PSD, and had the resourced to start working on projects that were not rated survival-critical by the Steering Committee.
The integration of birthlab individuals into Atlas society was not nearly as seamless as it was on Newhome, due in part to the extremely rigid education regimen prescribed by the Chenoir planners.
Citizens of the Atlas moon system colonies looked around them at the wealth they had created and wondered why the strict regimentation and arbitrary laws passed by an increasingly distant government was really necessary.
www.onr.com /user/bturner/far_colony/fc_hist.html   (3801 words)

 Moon Society: Lunar Study and Observing Certificate
Crater Tycho:(2) One of the youngest complex craters on the Moon.
Observing The Moon The moon is a fascinating and endlessly interesting object.
Atlas of the Moon by Antonin Rukl This is the standard moon atlas, against which all others must be judged."
www.moonsociety.org /certificate/certificate.html   (3150 words)

 Atlas Snowshoes, Women's Snowshoes, Running Snowshoes, Discount Snowshoes
The Crescent Moon Gold 12 running snowshoes has been redesigned for greater performance, the new 12's are lighter and feature a simplified binding that tightens with a single pull loop system.
We have Atlas snowshoes, Crescent Moon showshoes and Havlick snowshoes.
Crescent Moon snowshoes are not more expensive than the competitions’, but they are made with care and precision to assure you that you’re getting what you pay for.
www.justhike.com /site/465873/page/83125   (757 words)

 Skymaps.com: Recommended Astronomy Books and Products
Atlas includes a set of seasonal star maps to help orient the user to the night sky throughout practically the entire populated world.
Back Cover: Atlas of the Moon is an authoritative source of information on the motion, rotation and illumination of the Moon, its surface, its origin and evolution, and its exploration in manned and unmanned space probes.
Atlas of the Moon is intended for beginners but the maps and the accompanying lists of the lunar formations would satisfy even the most experienced amateur lunar observer.
www.skymaps.com /store/cat01.html   (3773 words)

 SPACE.com -- New Ring and Possible Moons Found at Saturn
A newfound and faint ring of material has the same orbit as Saturn's moon Atlas (the Atlas orbit is noted with a red line).
The second is a tiny object skirting the outer edge of the F ring, which may be a moon but could just be a clump of rubble, scientists said this week.
The possible moon showed up in a series of images taken on June 21, while the ring was spotted in a wide-angle shot from July 1.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/saturn_moonring_040909.html   (635 words)

 TPS: Saturn's moon Atlas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Atlas is a tiny moon orbiting just outside the A ring; it may shepherd the A ring into shape.
These images are at a resolution of 5 km/pixel (at the center of the globes).
As Cassini approached the Saturn system on June 21, 2004, she captured a second sequence of 22 images in order to look for the tiny moon Pan.
www.planetary.org /saturn/atlas.html   (210 words)

 JPL.NASA.GOV: News Releases
If it is a moon, its diameter is estimated at four to five kilometers (two to three miles) and it is located 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the F ring, Saturn's outmost ring.
It is at a distance of approximately 141,000 kilometers (86,000 miles) from the center of Saturn and within 300 kilometers (190 miles) of the orbit of the moon Pandora.
The ring is located 138,000 kilometers (86,000 miles) from the center of Saturn in the orbit of the moon Atlas, between the A ring and the F ring.
www.jpl.nasa.gov /news/news.cfm?release=2004-222   (893 words)

 Atlas (moon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Atlas, as imaged by Cassini on June 8, 2005
Furthermore, in 2004 a faint, thin ring, temporarily designated R/2004 S 1, was discovered within Atlas's orbit.
High-resolution images taken in June 2005 by Cassini reveal a saucer-shaped moon with a large equatorial ridge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Atlas_(moon)   (262 words)

 New Atlas of the Moon - Review
This atlas is large, at 11.5" x 14.5" it is about 35% larger than Antonin Rukl's "Atlas of the Moon", and feels as if it must weigh in at about 3 lbs.
When the atlas was later exposed to dewy conditions the moisture did not penetrate, instead it beaded up on the top surface.
There is a wonderful layout map of the Moon drawn in a style similar to the Virtual Moon Atlas or the NASA airbrush relief maps.
www.cloudynights.com /item.php?item_id=1517   (1579 words)

 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Moon
The diagram at right represents the moon as it appears on the date shown, with grey showing the areas which are in sunlight, fl showing the areas not lit.
The Roman numerals around the edges represent the libration zones, areas of the moon's far side which are sometimes visible edge-on to observers on earth.
For an explanation of which atlas pages are visible at which times, and a table of all Rukl pages by latitude and longitude, see the selenographic longitude page.
www.shallowsky.com /moon/hitchhiker.html   (365 words)

 Earth and Moon Viewer
A related document compares the appearance of the Moon at perigee and apogee, including an interactive Perigee and Apogee Calculator.
The Earth and Moon Viewer would have been enormously more difficult to implement without the help of the software and imagery mentioned in the credits.
Windows users can create images like this in real time, on their own machines, as well as view the sky, stars at the horizon, the solar system, orbits of asteroids and comets, and more with Home Planet, my public domain Earth/Space/Sky simulator available for your FTPing pleasure.
www.fourmilab.ch /earthview   (335 words)

 Saturn's Moon Atlas - Explore the Cosmos | The Planetary Society
A Cassini view of Atlas from only 139,000 kilometers away revealed its unusual shape.
Atlas is a tiny moon orbiting just outside Saturn's A ring; it may shepherd the A ring into shape.
Atlas is visible is a lumpy moon embedded in the ring plane between the A and F rings.
www.planetary.org /explore/topics/saturn/atlas.html   (151 words)

 timeline 1900-1959   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Much better photos than in Pickering's Atlas, and a better understanding of geologic processes, but he was wrong in believing the lunar craters were volcanic.
Their most famous product was a small number of lunar globes, created by developing the photographic image of a telescopic moon photo which had been projected onto and around a glass sphere coated by photographic emulsions.
A book that gave credibility to study of the Moon and planets because Urey was already a Nobel Prize winner and he vigorously addressed many problems with a rigorous physical and chemical perspective; even so much of what he wrote about the Moon was wrong.
www.space.edu /moon/timeline/timeline1900-59.html   (1023 words)

 NASA - Atlas Found!
The Cassini spacecraft has sighted the tiny moon Atlas, which is seen here for the first time since Voyager 1 flew past Saturn in 1980.
In the first group, the moon exterior to Saturn's thin, knotted F ring is Epimetheus (116 kilometers, 72 miles across); the two moons interior to the F ring are Prometheus (102 kilometers, 63 miles across) and tiny unresolved Atlas (32 kilometers, 20 miles across).
The fourth moon seen here, exterior to the F ring and tagging along behind the others, is Pandora (84 kilometers, 52 miles across).
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia06078.html   (445 words)

 Clementine Lunar Image Browser 1.5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Below is an image of the moon derived from data accumulated by the Clementine satellite.
During its two-month orbit of the Moon in 1994, Clementine captured 1.8 million images of the Moon's surface.
The Laboratory provides the Clementine Lunar Image Browser as a courtesy to scientific researchers, as well as the general public, and you are welcome to browse the over 170,000 images that are available.
www.nrl.navy.mil /clementine/clib   (276 words)

 GURPS Far Colony: Breakout at the Mind Works
The two major moons in the system are Chenoir and Gagarin; both are surrounded by necklaces of orbital stations, and represent the bulk of the moon system's population.
The actual moons are comparatively uninhabited: isolated mining and scientific outposts are the extent of development on Gagarin, while Chenoir is the site of a long-term terraforming project that makes conditions over much of the moon too unstable for current occupation.
By this time, all communications between Lyselle Orbital and the rest of the Atlas moon system have been cut off by the 5 km swath of lightsail that is now draping the upper sections of the station.
www.onr.com /user/bturner/breakout/breakout.html   (3080 words)

 Amazon.com: Atlas of the Moon: Books: Antonin Rukl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is an up-to-date atlas of the observable part of the moon.
The introduction discusses history, terminology, phases of the moon, and the moon's surface.
This is followed by maps of 76 sections of the near side of the moon, each accompanied by a small locator map.
www.amazon.com /Atlas-Moon-Antonin-Rukl/dp/1931559074   (1522 words)

 LunarPhase Pro - Moon Astronomy and Interactive Moon Atlas Software - Predict Moon Phases and More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Moon has seen a resurgence of interest in the last few years, both in space exploration and among amateur astronomers.
Of all the Moon software programs I have it is the one I have grown to use the most.
The Apache doesn't need illumination from the moon for night flying because our night system is infrared imagery, but we support ground troops who use night vision goggles that do require illumination from the moon.
lunarphasepro.nightskyobserver.com   (2117 words)

 The Full Moon Atlas : Lunar Navigator : Map of the Moon
Click within an area on the Moon to access a detailed photomap.
This document contains a detailed interactive lunar atlas and photo maps of the moon (lunar photo map or mondkarten), as an alternative to the Hatfield Photographic Lunar Atlas and the atlas of the moon created by Antonín Rükl (Antonin Rukl, Antonína Rükla) plus maps of lunar craters, mountains, seas (maria), lakes (lacus), mountains (montes).
The Lunar Republic™, The Full Moon Atlas™, The Lunar Consulate™, The Lunar Registry™ and
www.lunarrepublic.com /atlas/index.shtml   (206 words)

 Digital Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Lunar Orbiter Photographic Atlas of the Moon by Bowker and Hughes (NASA SP-206) is considered the definitive reference manual to the global photographic coverage of the Moon.
The images contained within the atlas are excellent for studying lunar morphology because they were obtained at low to moderate Sun angles.
The digital Lunar Orbiter Atlas of the Moon is a reproduction of the 675 plates contained in Bowker and Hughes.
www.lpi.usra.edu /resources/lunar_orbiter   (268 words)

 moon - SWiK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
President Bush's plans for a return to the moon in 2020, with a trip to Mars to follow, were all well and good, but now NASA has finally fleshed out the details of the moon visits, and it seems a permanent international moon base is in the cards.
Luckily, scientists have discovered that there are highly magnetized areas of the moon's crust that could shield settlements." From the article: "Current evidence suggests that impact-basin ejecta materials [material blasted out by huge asteroid or comet impacts] are the most likely sources of many or all of the magnetic fields...
This allows scientists to speculate on the moon's origins while seeing data from all over the moon as opposed to the core samples we have collected and returned in the past.
swik.net /moon   (1128 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Philip's Night Sky Atlas: The Moon, Planets, Stars and Deep Sky Objects: Books: Robin Scagell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The brand new Philip's Night Sky Atlas is a highly practical atlas for observers using binoculars or a small telescope.
Philip's Night Sky Atlas begins by presenting the whole sky in a series of six maps, showing stars down to magnitude 5.5 - all visible with binoculars or a small telescope.
The final section of the atlas provides further data on deep sky objects such as galaxies, double stars and nebulae, and includes lists of interesting targets for observation.
www.amazon.co.uk /Philips-Night-Sky-Atlas-Planets/dp/0540087009   (658 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Missions: By Target: Moon: Past: Atlas Centaur 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This mission was designed to rehearse a complete Centaur upper-stage burn in support of the Surveyor lunar lander program.
On a nominal mission, the Centaur would boost its payload on a direct-ascent trajectory to the Moon.
On this test flight, SD-1, a nonfunctional dynamic model, would be boosted on a simulated lunar transfer trajectory to a hypothetical Moon with an orbit of 167 x 926,625 kilometers.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /missions/profile.cfm?MCode=Atlas_Centaur5   (93 words)

 The Full Moon Atlas : Comprehensive Lunar Maps
The Interactive Full Moon Atlas, presented by the Lunar Republic, is now available on CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh personal computers.
Biographies of the lunar astronauts — Learn more about the only twelve men to have walked on and explored the Moon in the 20th Century, and the other astronauts who helped turn the dream of reaching the Moon into reality.
The expanded Full Moon Dictionary — A comprehensive glossary of lunar terminology, fully illustrated with images of lunar features and historical photographs of lunar spacecraft.
www.lunarrepublic.com /atlas/sections/atlas_presale.shtml   (270 words)

 LunarPhase Pro - Moon Astronomy Software - Moon Observer's Software Toolkit
These diagrams are also great for photographers who are interested in taking photos when the Moon is low on the horizon so they'll know where the Moon is in relation to landmarks or scenes they want to photograph.
The terminator, the line that separates the lit part of the Moon from the part in shadow, is where you'll find features in high relief with long shadows cast by central peaks, mountains and crater walls.
Now you can find out if the Moon is high and bright during any shower so you'll know whether to stay up and watch the show or head off to bed if the Moon drowns out the spectacle.
www.nightskyobserver.com /LunarPhasePro/Details.php   (2531 words)

 ScienceDaily: Cassini Discovers Ring And One, Possibly Two, Objects At Saturn
In the first image, the icy moon Mimas is set against a dazzling and dramatic portrait...
NASA Finds Saturn's Moons May Be Creating New Rings (October 12, 2006) -- Cassini scientists are on the trail of the missing moons of Saturn.
Dysnomia (moon of Eris) -- Dysnomia, is a moon of the dwarf planet Eris.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2004/09/040910081629.htm   (2351 words)

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