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October 25, 2010

What’s that noise?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1288051186 ) Play

Identify the astronomer in (1). What you see in (2) is a replica of the device that he built that made him famous in the first place.

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Karl Jansky. He built a home-made radio telescope that detected the first radio emissions from the Milky Way. This ubernerd almost single-handedly founded what we call Radio Astronomy today.

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