It's an astonishing accomplishment on its own, but it becomes even more impressive thanks to the realisation that the New Horizons probe was powered by the same CPU as the original PlayStation.
That's right – the same processor that powered such titles as Crash Team Racing and PaRappa the Rapper took the space probe to Pluto, and is being used to send back glorious images of the planet's surface, as well as its moons.
The CPU has helped the probe travel over 4.8 billion kilometres (3 billion miles) and is being used to "fire thrusters, monitor sensors, and transmit data."
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