The physicist Karl Guthe died at the age of 44. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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American physicist and radio engineer who, in August 1931, discovered radio waves, which he later determined were emanating from the Milky Way. Because of his revolutionary work he is often referred to as one of the founding fathers of radio astronomy.
He was born in what was then the Oklahoma Territory and his father Cyril M. Jansky the dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering.