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Scientists managed to teleport photon from Earth into orbit

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For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit, a move that has the potential to change the world as we know it although it won’t succeed in making Captain Kirk demolecularize on the Enterprise and remolecularize on a planet below.
A team at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai in 2010 set a record by teleporting photons over 60 miles on Earth. Now, they’ve managed to teleport protons from a ground station in Tibet, 2.5 miles above sea level, to a satellite orbiting Earth more than 310 miles away. This is the first time an object has been teleported from Earth into space, Fox News reported.
Last year, China launched a research satellite Micius that passes over the same point on Earth at the same time every day. Chinese scientists then created thousands of entangled pairs of photons and beamed one photon from each pair to Micius. After measuring both photons, they confirmed that 911 on Micius remained entangled with their companions on Earth.
This is a huge step for science since quantum teleportation is considered the basis for high-speed communication and cryptography. Since the two objects are not twins but actually the same object, what happens to one happens instantaneously to the other.

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