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Chinese scientists successfully teleport photon from Earth to space

13th July 2017

Teleportation has always seemed a far-fetched possibility for mankind, often being reserved only for movies and science-fiction.


Now, the process has become a reality, thanks to quantum physics.
Chinese researchers have managed to successfully teleport a photon from Earth  to the satellite called Micius, orbiting more than 500 kilometers away, The Business Insider reported. Photons are considered an elementary particle, a result of an electromagnetic radiation such as light.

 

“Long-distance teleportation has been recognized as a fundamental element in protocols such as large-scale quantum networks and distributed quantum computation,” a representative from the Chinese team told MIT Technology review, as relayed by the news outlet.

 

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