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Glinka (crater)

Glinka is a pit-floored crater on Mercury, which was discovered in 1974 by Mariner 10 spacecraft. Its floor is covered by the smooth plain material and displays a kidney-shaped collapse feature, which is also called a central pit. The size of the pit, which was first noticed in MESSENGER images obtained in January 2008, is . It is surrounded by a bright pyroclastic deposit. Such a feature may have resulted from collapse of a magma chamber underlying the central part of the crater. The collapse feature is an analog of Earth's volcanic calderas.

Glinka (surname)

Glinka is a old Polish surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Dmitri Glinka (1917–1979), Soviet ace, twice Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Fyodor Glinka (1786–1880), Russian poet and author
  • Małgorzata Glinka (born 1978), Polish volleyball player
  • Mikhail Glinka (1804–1857), Russian composer
  • Sergey Glinka (1774–1847), Russian author
  • Yuliana Glinka (1844–1918), Russian occultist