Scientists have successfully teleported an object from Earth to space for the first time, paving the way for more ambitious and innovative breakthroughs.
A group of investigators in China delivered a photon in the floor to an orbiting satellite over 300 miles over through a process called quantum entanglement, based into MIT Technology Review. It is the farthest distance analyzed up to now from teleportation experiments, the investigators said. Their work was published online on the open access website arXiv.
For about a month, the scientists beamed up millions of photons in their ground station in Tibet into the low-orbiting satellite. They were successful in over 900 cases.
“This work establishes the initial ground-to-satellite up-link for loyal and ultra-long-distance quantum teleportation, an important step toward global-scale quantum Web,” the group said in a statement, based on MIT Technology Review.
The MIT-owned magazine described quantum entanglement as a “strange phenomenon” that happens “when two quantum objects, like photons, form at exactly the exact same moment and point in space and thus share the same existence.” “In technical terms, they are described by exactly the exact same wave function,” it stated.
The most recent development comes nearly a year after physicists successfully ran the world’s first quantum teleportation out of a lab. Scientists at the time decided quantum teleportation, which is frequently portrayed as a futuristic tool in science-fiction movies, is actually possible.