Vuver (crater)


Vuver with bright central peak as seen along the terminator (near 1 o'clock) on Umbriel

Vuver is a crater on the surface of Uranus' moon Umbriel.[1] It is estimated to be 98 km in diameter.[2] The longitude and latitude of its center are 311.6° and −4.7°, respectively.[2]

Vuver has a bright central peak,[1][clarification needed] which is one of the few bright albedo features on Umbriel that noticeably stands out against Umbriel's low albedo.[3]

The crater is named after Vuver, a Mari evil spirit.[2]




  • Hunt, Garry E.; Moore, Patrick (1989). Atlas of Uranus. Cambridge University Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-521-34323-7. Umbriel crater Vuver.
  • Plescia, J. B. (December 30, 1987). "Cratering history of the Uranian satellites: Umbriel, Titania and Oberon". Journal of Geophysical Research. 92 (A13): 14, 918–14, 932. Bibcode:1987JGR....9214918P. doi:10.1029/JA092iA13p14918. ISSN 0148-0227.
  • USGS/IAU (December 30, 2008). "Vuver on Umbriel". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology. Retrieved 2012-02-23.