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First teleportation from Earth into space

by Futures Centre, Jul 16
1 minute read

A team of physicists at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei has teleported the quantum state of a photon from a high-altitude ground station in Tibet to a satellite 1400km away.

The quantum state was received by China’s Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS) satellite, which cost $100 million. 

As Physics World reports, the process involves creating photons that are quantum-mechanically entangled for transmission.


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