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jansky, Jy

A unit of radiation received from outer space, used in radio astronomy.

3. A unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI) which is equal to the work done by a force of one newton (that force necessary to provide a mass of one kilogram with an acceleration of one meter per second per second).

It is equal to 10^{-26} watts per square meter per hertz, and is named for the U.S. radio engineer, Karl Jansky (1905-1950).

3. A unit of work or energy in the International System of Units (SI) which is equal to the work done by a force of one newton (that force necessary to provide a mass of one kilogram with an acceleration of one meter per second per second).

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