China’s quantum satellite adds two new tricks to its repertoire

Era of ultrasecure communication inches closer

Tibetan ground station

BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY  China’s quantum satellite has met two more milestones, performing quantum teleportation and transmitting quantum encryption keys through space. Scientists teleported the properties of photons, or particles of light, from a ground station in Tibet (shown in this composite photo) to the satellite.

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