Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

Teunis Felter
Written by Teunis Felter

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance” — was possible. The very unnatural phenomenon occurs when two quantum objects, such as photons, share a wave function. Since they come into existence at the exact same time and place, they share the same identity, even when separated. What happens to one happens to the other — wherever it exists. It marks the first time an object has been teleported from our planet into space.



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Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter

Teunis Felter has over 20 years experience as an author, editor, and scientist. When not exploring outside, he enjoys reading history, researching genealogy, and civilly discussing politics.