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A 'spooky' effect of physics that Einstein couldn't believe has been photographed for the first time

A 'spooky' effect of physics that Einstein couldn't believe has been photographed for the first time
Paul-Antoine Moreau et al./Science Advances



Albert Einstein's work in part led to the prediction of quantum entanglement: the idea that two particles can remain connected across vast distances of space and time.




Einstein found the idea absurd and "spooky," but it has since been proven with countless quantum physics experiments.




No had ever photographed entangled photons (pieces of light), though, until one research team recently did so with a high-tech laser experiment.




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The black-and-white photo above isn't much to look at. However, the ghostly, eye-like shapes illustrate a strange phenomenon that rattled Albert Einstein so much that he died disbelieving it could exist.
The picture represents the first-ever photograph of quantum entanglement, or the "spooky" pairing of particles.
"The image we've managed to capture is an elegant demonstration of a fundamental property of nature, seen for the very first time in the form of an image," Paul-Antoine Moreau, a physicist at the University of Glasgow, said in a press release.
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