Not only did the MIPS R3000 processor help to bring you some of the best games of the 90s, it also sent a spaceship to Pluto.

The New Horizons spacecraft performed a fly-by of Pluto this week and sent back the best image mankind has seen of the planet so far. According to The Verge, New Horizons uses the very same CPU that Sony built into the very first PlayStation, albeit a radiation-hardened version.

The 32-bit processor clocks in at 12MHz, which is nothing by today's standards, but is apparently enough to both run Silent Hill and send a spaceship 3 billion miles through space on schedule.

New Horizons has been gathering all sorts of data on Pluto recently, such as these icy mountains it spotted.

Source: IGN