Karl Guthe Jansky
American radio engineer who discovered the first extraterrestrial radio source. While investigating noise in short-wave radio communications, Jansky identified a steady his...
Jansky, Karl (1905-1950)
American radio engineer
One of the ways modern astronomers study the Universe is by tracing light waves through telescopes; another is by studying radio waves. The man who dis...
Karl Jansky was not an astronomer, but a radio engineer who inadvertently made an important contribution to astronomical science. He was born in Oklahoma in 1905 and studied at the University of Wisco...