A Choreographer's Crater
The crater with bright material in the lower left corner of this image is the newly named Balanchine crater. Shown here in spectacular high resolution, Balanchine crater is one of 23 Mercury craters recently assigned names by the IAU. This crater was named for George Balanchine, one of the most famous choreographers of the 20th century and co-founder of the New York City Ballet.
Date acquired: December 22, 2011
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington