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Death Stars, Weird Galaxies, and a Quasar-Spangled Universe: The Discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope

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In 1931, Karl Jansky was hired by AT&T to search for sources of static that might interfere with radio waves for transatlantic communications. Jansky identified static from thunderstorms and random radio noise from devices on Earth, but he also found a radio hiss from the Milky Way galaxy.

After World War II, astronomers constructed more radio telescopes with greater sensitivit... More
Book Information
PublisherUniversity of New Mexico Press
BindingHardcover
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages88
ISBN-100826332110
ISBN-13978-0826332110
Publication Date05/16/2006
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About Karen Taschek (Author) : Karen Taschek is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Published credits of Karen Taschek include Hanging with Bats: Ecobats, Vampires, and Movie Stars (Worlds of Wonder), Deat... more
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