Danish astronomer's remains exhumed to solve mystery of his death – Telegraph   Leave a comment

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By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent 7:23PM GMT 15 Nov 2010

His extraordinarily accurate planetary observations laid the foundations for modern astronomy but mystery has always surrounded Tycho Brahe‘s sudden death.

Now a team of scientists has launched its own investigation into the mysterious demise of the famous 16th century Danish astronomer.

Brahe, who was born in 1546, was on Monday removed from his resting place at the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn near Prague‘s Old Town Square. He has lain there since 1601 apart from an earlier exhumation in 1901 that retrieved samples of his moustache and hair.

via Danish astronomer’s remains exhumed to solve mystery of his death – Telegraph.

via Danish astronomer’s remains exhumed to solve mystery of his death – Telegraph.

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