The Atlas is a repository of all discoveries within the No Man's Sky game. Players upload information at the beacons to this database, which gathers all of the information for other players to see.
When walking towards the atlas interface the player will receive two Blueprints and a new word. If the player accepts the challenge of the Atlas the player will receive an Atlas Stone
There are glowing orbs littered across the area that deactivate when walked across, doing this occasionally yields more new words.
- The Atlas acts as a god in the NMS universe. The whole idea of The Atlas and it's relationship with Nada and Polo really brings up questions about religion and how quick people are to worship the powerful as to not be killed by it.
- It is possible that when designing The Atlas interfaces; Hello Games took inspiration from Darth Vader's castle from Star Wars