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(1932) Jansky

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1971 UB1. Discovered 1971 Oct. 26 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named for Karl Guthe Jansky (1905–1950), the father of radio astronomy, the research engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories who in 1932 made the first detection of extraterrestrial radio emission. (M 4785) Jansky is also honored by a lunar crater.

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