|Lat: 10.4°S, Long: 167.1°E, Diam: 165 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), pre-Nectarian|
left: Lunar Orbiter II. right: LRO-WAC. Keeler attached to W rim
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Zond 8 made wonderful orbital photographs of the moon's far side. One of those photographs is Frame 69, which shows Heaviside a bit below and to the left of the frame's central cross. Research: Danny Caes
- Named for Oliver Heaviside (May 18, 1850 – February 3, 1925), a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, developed techniques for applying Laplace transforms to the solution of differential equations, reformulated Maxwell's field equations in terms of electric and magnetic forces and energy flux, and independently co-formulated vector analysis. Although at odds with the scientific establishment for most of his life, Heaviside changed the face of mathematics and science for years to come.
- Heaviside was among the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
- In the planning for Apollo 8, the first manned circumlunar mission (1968), this crater (which did not then have an official name) was referred to informally as "Mercury" (source: Phil Stooke's LPOD).
- Erroneously printed as Heavyside ("y" instead of "i") on page 96 (farside chart) and page 100 (farside's southwest quadrant) in the 21st Century Atlas of the Moon (2012).- DannyCaes Jan 23, 2013