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Byrd (lunar crater)

Byrd is an irregular lunar crater that is located near the north pole of the Moon. The north rim of Byrd is nearly connected to the crater Peary, a formation that is adjacent to the pole. The smaller crater Gioja is attached to the remains of the southwest rim.

The rim of Byrd is worn and eroded, with sections distorted by intruding crater rims along the perimeter. As a result, the crater interior is longer in the north-south direction than it is wide. There is a gap in the western rim, and the southern rim is now little more than a low ridge on the surface.

Some time after the original impact the crater interior was covered in lava flows, leaving a nearly flat surface that is marked only by tiny craterlets. There is no central peak at the midpoint of the interior, and no ridges of significance.

Byrd (surname)

Byrd is a surname of English origin; notable people with this surname include:

  • Bill Byrd (1907–1991), baseball player
  • Bobby Byrd, (born 1934) funk musician
  • Butch Byrd (born 1941), AFL Hall of Fame
  • Charles Willing Byrd (1770–1828), first sitting justice on the United States District Court of Ohio
  • Charlie Byrd (1925–1999), jazz guitarist
  • Chris Byrd (born 1970), heavyweight champion in boxing
  • Curley Byrd (1889–1970), American university administrator, educator, athlete, coach, and politician
  • Darryl Byrd (born 1960), American football player
  • David Edward Byrd, (born 1941), an American graphic designer and painter
  • Dennis Byrd, football player
  • Donald Byrd (1932–2013), jazz trumpeter
  • Harry Byrd (baseball) (1925–1985)
  • Harry F. Byrd (1887–1966), U.S. senator for Virginia
  • Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (1914–2013), U.S. senator for Virginia from 1965 until 1983
  • Henry Roeland Byrd (1918–1980), blues musician
  • James Byrd, Jr. (1949–1998), murder victim
  • Jairus Byrd (born 1986), American football player
  • Jerry Byrd (1920–2005) Lap steel guitarist
  • Joseph Byrd, rock musician
  • Jonathan Byrd (musician) (born circa 1970), folk singer-songwriter
  • Leo Byrd (born 1937), American basketball player
  • Marlon Byrd (born 1977), baseball player
  • Mary E. Byrd (1849–1934), American educator
  • Mary Willing Byrd (1740–1814), second wife of Colonel William Byrd III
  • Paul Byrd (born 1970), baseball player
  • Petri Hawkins-Byrd, bailiff "Byrd" on the Judge Judy TV series
  • Richard E. Byrd (1888–1957), admiral, polar explorer, aviator
  • Robert C. Byrd (1917–2010), Democratic senator for West Virginia
  • Sammy Byrd (1910–1981), baseball player for the New York Yankees and PGA Tour golfer
  • Steve Byrd, English rock musician
  • Tracy Byrd (boxer) (born 1964)
  • Tracy Byrd (born 1966), country singer
  • William Byrd (1540–1623), English composer
  • William Byrd I (1652–1704), member of colonial Virginia's House of Burgesses
  • William Byrd II (1674–1744), founder of Richmond, Virginia
  • William Byrd III (1728–1777), member of the House of Burgesses, and military officer
  • Winifred Byrd (1884–1970), American concert pianist

Byrd or Byrds may refer to:

  • Byrd (surname), a surname (and list of people with that name)
  • Byrd, radio host/personality
  • The Byrds, American rock group
  • Byrd (lunar crater), a lunar crater
  • Byrd (Martian crater)
  • Byrd Amendment, an American legislative act
  • Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University
  • Byrd Rule, governing budgetary actions in the US Senate
  • Byrd Station, a summer-only U.S. Research Station
  • Byrd Brand, a line of knives from Spyderco
  • The Robin Byrd Era, a song in the album Interludes After Midnight by Blockhead

Usage examples of "byrd".

I wonder if David Westin would be so Swiss if someone had asked what he thought about what those vicious white bigots in Texas did to James Byrd, dragging him to his death from the back of a pickup truck?

A couple of days later, I had another night meeting on the issue, with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, including Senators Sam Nunn, James Exon, Carl Levin, Robert Byrd, Edward Kennedy, Bob Graham, Jeff Bingaman, John Glenn, Richard Shelby, Joe Lieberman, and Chuck Robb.

Democratic ticket of Kennedy and Johnson in favor of a protest vote for segregationist senator Harry Byrd of Virginia and the symbolic vision of massive resistance.

Byrd was probably always a Catholic at heart, and his wife Juliana was indicted as a recusant as early as 1577.

We had Jack Benny for Canada Dry and Chandu the Magician, and Little Orphan Annie, and even Byrd at the South Pole sometimes.

Byrd, he had an ability to set songs extemporarily, and was skilled with instruments, especially the lute.

Admiral Richard Byrd, Captain Joshua Slocum and Sir Ernest Shackleton all experienced vivid hallucinations when coping with unusual isolation and loneliness.

We went over for a joint conference with Tom Cook Clark and his three quarterbacks, Garland Hobbs, Terry Madden and Byrd Whiteside.

Couric has blamed conservative speech for the vicious murders of James Byrd Jr.

You had said during the course of your response in the debate that the three people involved in the death of James Byrd were going to get the ultimate penalty, death penalty.

There have been two recent incidents in the news, I think, that upset most people in this country, that is the dragging death of James Byrd Junior and the beating death of Matthew Shepard.

For the first part of the programme we wore our blue cassocks and our ruffs, and sang Byrd and Tallis and all that.

Charlie Byrd was lean and hawk-faced, without an ounce of fat anywhere on him.

A long moment passed, as perhaps Byrd considered whether or not to check on the claim, and it occurred to Storm that Byrd did suspect it, and was deciding whether or not to take the chance anyway.

And poor old Charlie Byrd would be out twenty thousand dollars, Storm thought.