Chinese scientists successfully teleported an object from the Earth’s surface to an orbiting satellite for the first time ever.

A photon — a tiny sub-atomic particle — was “transported” from the Gobi Desert to China’s Micius satellite some 310 miles above the surface.

The Guardian reported it’s a new record distance for quantum teleportation, which occurs when the complete properties of one particle are instantaneously transferred to another — in effect teleporting it to a distant location. Read more…

Source USA Today