Planetary Radio Emissions Discovery Site

Planetary Radio Emissions Discovery Site (HM4LB)

Location: Poolesville, MD 20837 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 4.876', W 77° 22.383'

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In 1955 scientists Bernard Burke and Kenneth Franklin from the Carnegie Institution of Washington accidentally discovered naturally-generated radio waves from Jupiter using a 96-acre antenna array. The discovery led to greater understanding of planetary magnetic fields and plasmas and opened a new window in our exploration of the solar system.
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HM NumberHM4LB
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Placed ByThe Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Highway Administration
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 294736 N 4328475
Decimal Degrees39.08126667, -77.37305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.876', W 77° 22.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 52.56" N, 77° 22' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16500-16898 River Rd, Poolesville MD 20837, US
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