Balanchine is a crater on the planet Mercury. It is one of Mercury´s 23 craters assigned names by the IAU. It contains blue-colored rays that radiate from the center of the crater. These rays inspired the name of the crater due to their similarity to the tutu in George Balanchine's Serenade.
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