Talk:Karl Guthe Jansky

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Caption on antenna picture[edit]

"Karl Jansky makes adjustments to the first antenna to hear radio waves from outer space." - doesn't every radio antenna pick up radio waves from space as static? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 119.224.76.4 (talk) 11:03, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

If you don't know what you are listening to have you "heard" it? Reworded for "identify". Fountains of Bryn Mawr (talk) 15:25, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Too early[edit]

""Several scientists were interested by Jansky's discovery, but radio astronomy remained a dormant field for several years, due in part to Jansky's lack of formal training as an astronomer. His discovery had come in the midst of the Great Depression, and observatories were wary of taking on any new and potentially risky projects.""

Janskys work was too early, it was only after radar in WWII was developed, that sucessfull further radio astronomy was possible. Most work in the 40ties and early 50ties was done with former military equipment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.221.203.219 (talk) 16:28, 5 October 2013 (UTC)