The Atlas is the mysterious diamond shaped figure prominently displayed on the cover of No Man's Sky box (or game tile). This is an omniscient data collective and compiles the data collected by all the travelers that venture through No Man's Sky's galaxy. To the traveler, it is a guide, and following the Atlas Path is the primary pathway the player is given to the player. The Atlas is at the heart of the secrets No Man's Sky holds, and in many ways, it is still a mystery. What is known is that it helps the player to reach their goal, and Atlas objects such as portals can potentially be used to more easily reach the center of the galaxy.