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Karl Guthe Jansky
|Died||February 14, 1950 (aged 44)|
Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.
|Known for||Radio astronomy|
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.