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Mars candy and snicker bars?

Posted by Matthew Boeck  
Mars candy and snicker bars?
March 29, 2009 06:53PM
Is it totally coincidential that the Mars candy bar company and its (the most popular candy bar on the planet) Snicker bar and the Acronym for Martian metoeritics SNC (shergottite, nakhlite, chassignite) pronounced Snick for the 3 major types of meteor localities for the Martians are the Same? I thought so. If you are a Martain fan can you put some SNC photos here? I will try to get a few photos of the LA metoer from the bolide chaser to start it. (Hi Bob) - Matt Boeck

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/29/2009 07:02PM by Matthew Boeck.
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March 29, 2009 09:18PM

and I have personaly found this


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Re: Mars candy and snicker bars?
March 30, 2009 05:16AM
Muy Fantastico Senor, have a snickers bar! those are excellnt photos and congradulations on the Meteor find in you collection!- Matt
Re: Mars candy and snicker bars?
April 02, 2009 07:55PM
wow! really interesting!!kinda..weird too!! i think your on to something...hmmm im hungry think ill have a MARS bar!! great job!
Re: Mars candy and snicker bars?
February 23, 2010 07:35AM
thumbs upcoincidental that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in snicker bars and milky ways are compositionally similar to nebular gasses such as in our own milky way!!

p.s anyone hear about a meteorite smashin up a house in Virginia recently!?...Ill post a follow up with some excellent photos from a Smithsonian intern who investigated the discovery!
runs with meteors
Re: Mars candy and snicker bars?
February 24, 2010 03:59AM
It is true, I am the intern that he speaks of. I was at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History when the "Lorton Meteorite" creamed a doctors office in Lorton, VA. I was a part of a team that went down to Lorton, VA to search for other meteorites and as well we stopped by the doctors office. If any of you have seen the local news for the DC/VA/MD area I'm in the background of much of the video clips, taking to other reporters, co-workers at the Smithsonian and USGS staff. On local channel 9 they even walked with us as we searched and I was shown later that night on TV digging in a hole where I was hoping to pull out a meteorite...to no avail. BUT I did have a great time, and an unforgettable experience! I am going back to continue my internship at the end of March... hopefully by then the ownership debate will have settled down. I of course want the meteorite to end up on display at the museum!
Here are a couple photos as well as links to videos and articles regarding the meteorite that fell in Lorton, VA on Martin Luther King's Day 2010.

local 9:



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February 24, 2010 11:43AM
Fantastic photos - thank you for that!

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February 24, 2010 11:45AM
My little Zagami slice (7X3mm)

Re: Mars candy and snicker bars?
March 14, 2011 01:50PM
I like kit kats ...
Re: Mars candy and snicker bars?
August 19, 2011 06:09AM
I think everything is related to outer space. If you think of it, all inner space is part of outer space. I need a Mars bar.B)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2011 06:13AM by Monte Mitchell.


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