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Number of SNC meteorites

How many SNC meteorites are there?

12

The name SNC meteorites come from the shergottite, nakhlite, and chassigny classes.  There are 12 SNC meteorites.  There are many speculations and controversies when it comes to the origin of these meteorites.  It is considered that the SNC meteorites may have appeared from a planet-sized “parent body” in the inner solar system. More and more scientists considered that the parent body may have been the planet Mars.  Moreover, an intensive study has not only upheld this theory, but also provided a convincing form of evidence to support it.

This fact is verified on : June 5, 2013.





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