First TELEPORTATION To Earth's Orbit
For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit!
It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance” — was possible.
In 2010, a team at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai set a record by teleporting photons over 60 miles on Earth.
And now, just seven years later, they’ve outdone themselves, teleporting protons from a ground station in Tibet, 2½ miles above sea level, to a satellite orbiting Earth more than 310 miles away.
It marks the first time an object has been teleported from our planet into space.