Scientists in China have successfully teleported particles farther than ever before.

The idea of teleportation has often been a figment of science fiction, but scientists have been experimenting with the concept for years, sending information and signals across an aligned area of space.

Recently, scientists in China broke a new record for quantum teleportation–the process by which the quantum state of one object is transferred to another object across a disparate distance–by transporting particles across ten miles.

Popular Science explains:

“It works by entangling two objects, like photons or ions. The first teleportation experiments involved beams of light. Once the objects are entangled, they’re connected by an invisible wave, like a thread or umbilical cord. That means when something is done to one object, it immediately happens to the other object, too. Einstein called this “spooky action at a distance.

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