SNC meteorites

According to David Darling’s website:

SNC meteorites are a group of [meteorites] thought to have come from the surface of Mars and named after the initials of the places where the first three were found: Shergotty, India in 1865, Chassigny, France in 1815, and Nahkla, Egypt in 1911. The SNC subgroups are the shergottites, nakhlites, and chassignites.

I’m posting about this because of those last three names; they sound to me almost like names of Biblical groups.

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