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Are you kidding me LOL??? How utterly preposterous!!
Only if you assume the event is external to the camera. It appears in two different places in the image frame.
Those two pictures...April 2nd, and April 3rd show the same event taking place in the exact same spot but with the rover in a completely different position as well as different camera angle.
No. My calculation involves a single CCD.
The equation you're using signifies ALL pictures by ALL 12 Rover cams, not just the forward NAV CAMS.
You are assuming that these are external events. The fact that it appears in only one of the stereo pair indicates otherwise. As far as the CCD is concerned, the event happened in different locations.
Also...your equation doesn't include the odds that the event captured would be in the exact same position on the resulting images.
The ones you are talking about do not do so. The first is located at pixel position 66,92. The second is located at pixel location 229,122.
Find me any JPL images that will show two cosmic ray hits appearing in different pictures but in the exact same spot on the resulting image.
Even if that were true (it isn't), it doesn't mean it can't happen. What are the odds of a family winning the lottery three times in a month?
So I repeat my mantra that there is NO way to calculate this happening because the odds are completely fantastical.
Do you know how many pictures the rover has taken and this seems to be the first with a cosmic ray?
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You mean where you postulate that it could be a picture of a cosmic ray lol?? You can't possibly be serious with that assumption right?
First, Mars has no atmosphere to interact with incoming particles to cause a cosmic ray on the ground. And even if there was a chance of that happening, I doubt that the Mars Rover was just in the right position at the right time to snap a shot right when a cosmic ray hits the ground. Then you have to factor in that the camera on that Rover does not have the shutter speed to capture a damned cosmic ray emitting light. That would be like me trying to capture a perfect picture of a lightning strike on a TracFone camera.
The more obvious answer is that whomever was operating the mast camera saw the light an snapped a shot.
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Yes, Mars does have an atmosphere. The Martian atmosphere contains about 95.3% carbon dioxide (CO2) and 2.7% nitrogen, with the remainder a mixture of other gases. However, it is a very thin atmosphere, roughly 100 times less dense than Earth's atmosphere.