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What year was the first radio telescope invented?
May 08, 2013 11:32PM
Dr. Karl G. Jansky was an American physicist and radio engineer, considered one of
the founding figures of radio astronomy. In August 1931, while scanning for sources
of radio static such as thunderstorms, he first discovered radio waves emanating
from the Milky Way. From then on, radio antennas and receiver configurations were
built for the intent and purpose of collecting energy from space at radio wavelengths.