A group of Chinese researchers have just teleported the first photon from the Gobi desert to a satellite sitting five hundred kilometres above the surface of earth.
The team done this through a process called quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement is when 2 subatomic particles become entangled by interacting together, and while this is not fully understood by modern science it shows that when the 2 particles are separated by infinite distance and 1 is altered the other is also altered.
This is not the first time this has happened as 20 years ago quantum scientists teleported a photon over a distance of 10 miles. Then in 2010, another team out of the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai set the record by teleporting photons over 60 miles on the Earth’s surface. Now a new team comprised from many different institutions have gone one step further, doing it over 500km showing that quantum entanglement can move objects through space instantaneously.
Taken from their study “This work establishes the first ground-to-satellite up-link for faithful and ultra-long-distance quantum teleportation, an essential step toward global-scale quantum internet.”
It feels like the lines between science fiction and fact are thinning these days- we will keep you updated on any progress. Please share this article.
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