Scientists have teleported photon into space successfully. It was an experiment teleporting a photon over kilometers with the use of a quantum satellite. It’s not science fiction but a real teleportation involving the teleportation of a real object, but no, not in that way.

They sent information about a particle of light in such a way that only can be approached by two observers. “This work establishes the first ground-to-satellite-up-link for faithful and ultra long distance quantum teleportation, an essential step toward global-scale in their paper.

China launched a satellite in 2016, named Micius. The satellite is designed to test communications based on quantum mechanics’ principles over large distances. In quantum physics, entanglement is a consequence of the fact that humans cannot confirm the exact properties of a photon until they look at it. But before observing, the only thing we have is nothing but probabilities that explains how the photons look like.

The Micius used lasers and crystals to put light particles with one of the two available properties. What happened in this case was; first, polarization states then entangled them and at the end separated them between 500 and 1400 kilometers.

Matthew Leifer, a physicist from Chapman University showed that the accuracy in the quality of the signal that was received was not that high as in ground-based experiments. And scientists think that it can be used for computing in the future, also it would make for spectacular data encryption though the technology is pretty far off.

But they said, “This is evolutionary, not revolutionary, this stuff is not remotely ready for prime time and it’s going to take a lot of work to get there”

And though it was just photons scientists think that we would be able to teleport humans in the future. And now you can also say like Captain Kirk of Star Trek used to stay, “Beam me up, Scotty”.

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