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Small Wonders
09-14-2017  11:11:31


Atlas is saucer-shaped because it's most likely gathering particles from Saturns' rings: this process allows Atlas to grow over time (same thing happened probably to Iapetus: it has the same ridge along its equator).

Ergo: Saturn rings probably act like an accretion disk :-)