1) Atlas (#); 2) atlas (#); 3) Atlas
1) The second of → Saturn's known satellites. It has a
diameter of about 30 km and orbits Saturn between the outer edge of the A ring and
the F ring at a mean distance of about 137,600 km.
It was discovered by Richard Terrile in 1980 from Voyager 1 photos. Also known as
In Gk. mythology, Atlas a son of the Titan → Iapetus and the nymph Clymene. After the Titans revolted and lost a war against Zeus, Atlas was condemned by Zeus to stand forever holding up the heavens. He was identified with the Atlas Mountains in NW Africa.