Karl Guthe Jansky

American astronomer

Karl Guthe Jansky (October 22, 1905 - February 14, 1950) was an American physicist and engineer. He worked in astronomy. In 1927, he discovered that the Milky Way emitted radio waves. This makes him one of the founding fathers of radio astronomy.

Karl Guthe Jansky
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Born(1905-10-22)October 22, 1905
DiedFebruary 14, 1950(1950-02-14) (aged 44)
NationalityAmerican
Known forRadio astronomy
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
Radio astronomy