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Jarvis (crater)

Jarvis is a crater that lies on the far side of the Moon. It is located within the walled plain Apollo, and lies in the eastern half of this basin within the interior ring.

Jarvis has a low, somewhat worn outer rim that is generally circular. There is a wide break in the south-southeastern portion of the rim where is it partly overlain by the crater McNair. The latter is younger than Jarvis, since its rim still survives where it intersects the interior of Jarvis. The interior of the crater is otherwise undistinguished, being marked only by tiny craters and some low ridges along the ramparts of McNair.

The crater name was approved by the IAU in 1988 in honor of Gregory Jarvis, killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986. The crater was formerly designated Borman Z, a satellite crater of Borman.


Jarvis can be a surname or, less frequently, a male given name.

For use of Jarvis as a surname or forename see Jarvis (name).

"Jarvis" can also refer to:

Jarvis (album)

Jarvis (also known as The Jarvis Cocker Record) is the debut solo album by Pulp vocalist and musician Jarvis Cocker, released in the UK on 13 November 2006.

Jarvis (rocket)

Jarvis was a proposed American medium-lift launch vehicle for space launch, designed by Hughes Aircraft and Boeing during the mid-1980s as part of the joint United States Air Force (USAF)/ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Advanced Launch System (ALS) study. Intended to utilize engines and tooling in storage from the Saturn V rocket program along with Space Shuttle components, and projected to be capable of carrying up to six satellites into multiple orbits using a single launch, the proposal failed to meet the ALS requirements, and the Jarvis rocket was never built.

Jarvis (name)

Jarvis is a British surname and occasional masculine given name. Spellings include Jervis, Jervois, Jervoise, Gervase, Gergais, Gervis, and Jarvie. People with the name Jarvis include: