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Actually they can, given data on cosmic ray flux on the surface of Mars.
Those odds cannot even be calculated into any reliable theory.
Not sure of your point. A scant atmosphere allows greater cosmic ray flux at the surface. Since Mars has no magnetosphere, both charged and neutral particles can reach and penetrate the atmosphere.
Now that I've responded to you, how about you respond to me on how any cosmic ray could make it to the ground of a planet that doesn't have the proper atmosphere to facilitate the breakup of the particles which cause cosmic rays to continue on to the ground.
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Besides the problem that it only appears in the right NAVCAM image
Cosmic rays do not travel at the speed of light. They don't decide to do anything. They hit anything that gets in their way.
Here are a few more observations which counter your theory. I'm not sure how cosmic rays actually act in nature, but I doubt that they can fly through space at the speed of light towards Mars and then decide to fly a couple feet above the ground in order to hit a camera.
I could say that your state of knowledge about cosmic rays is pathetic but that would be rude.
That's laughable lol.
There is no "light source". The cosmic ray hit the sensor inside the camera. Why do you say it's a mile away? 1.bp.blogspot.com...
Furthermore, assuming you're correct, it would seem that the light source from a cosmic ray would appear very close to the foreground rather than a mile away.
No GPS necessary. No lol necessary either.
I'm not here because I claim to know what the light source is, but I am claiming it isn't some cosmic ray with GPS lol.
Because you claim that the "light" is one half to one mile away. How can you tell?
Why link to a picture which has nothing to do with cosmic rays or Mars lol? Your picture proves only that objects can appear larger depending on where the camera is positioned.
How about the one I showed you earlier:
The odds claim otherwise and as of yet, I haven't found a similar picture like this of a cosmic ray on Google images.