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September 1, 2015 AT 8:00 am

A Look At How Mind-Blowingly Fast New Horizon Travels Through Space

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New Horizon makes travel by commercial airplanes seem like a snails pace. via science alert

Air travel on Earth is pretty impressive. No matter how much we might whinge about long-haul flights, the fact that you can get to the other side of the world in less than a day is incredible. But this GIF, created by Google product developer Clay Bavor, puts our measly aeroplane speeds into perspective compared to NASA’s New Horizons probe, which just completed a speedy flyby of Pluto. And boy do we feel slow.

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1 Comment

  1. And the earth travels nearly twice that speed around the sun, so I think New Horizons is quite slow.

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