Scientists Make a Breakthrough in Teleportation

Chinese scientists accomplish the feat of teleporting a photon to a satellite hundreds of miles above Earth.

Mir space station. 1996. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

Chinese researchers teleported a photon from Earth to a satellite in orbit more than 500 kilometers above. While this isn’t quite in the realm of “beam me up, Scotty,” and we are not teleporting humans just yet, the scientific breakthrough is a significant step forward in developing quantum technology. 

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