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Cooperstown ("Waypoint 2"), Curiosity sol 439

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Cooperstown ( On sol 439, Curiosity had completed about a third of her long drive toward Mount Sharp. Cooperstown is the second outcrop of rock that Curiosity paused at on the way (the first being Darwin). While at Cooperstown, Curiosity performed a software upgrade and suffered a problem that put her into safe mode for a few days, but she recovered by sol 449. This image has been processed from archival data from the Planetary Data System.

NASA / JPL / MSSS / John van Vliet

Note:  The PDS-processed version replaces the one originally posted here, which was created from raw JPEGs:

Cooperstown (

NASA / JPL / MSSS / Jan van Driel

Cooperstown ("Waypoint 2"), Curiosity sol 439 (raw JPEG version)
On sol 439, Curiosity had completed about a third of her long drive toward Mount Sharp. Cooperstown is the second outcrop of rock that Curiosity paused at on the way (the first being Darwin). While at Cooperstown, Curiosity performed a software upgrade and suffered a problem that put her into safe mode for a few days, but she recovered by sol 449. This version of the mosaic was created from raw JPEGs.

The same sol, Curiosity bumped forward slightly and then captured this Navcam panorama showing Cooperstown in the foreground and Mount Sharp in the background.

Curiosity Navcam panorama from Cooperstown, sol 440

NASA / JPL / Jan van Driel

Curiosity Navcam panorama from Cooperstown, sol 440

Copyright holder: John Van Vliet

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about October 31, 2013

 

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