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Tycho Brahe Wasn’t Poisoned
2012-11-15 22:24:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have determined the 16th-Century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe most likely was not poisoned after all. Brahe was thought to have died of a bladder infection, but previous exhumation found traces of mercury in hair from his beard, leading to theories he may have been poisoned instead. Some speculated he had been killed on orders from the Danish king, or by fellow astronomer Johannes Kepler. A team of Danish and...

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2010-11-15 07:35:00

A team of scientists from around the world has exhumed the remains of a famous 16th century Danish astronomer in the hopes of determining, once and for all, the cause of his sudden death. Tycho Brahe, who was born in December 1546 in Knutstorp Castle, Scania (then part of Denmark, but now part of Sweden), died in 1601 from a rumored bladder infection--caused, according to urban legend, by his unwillingness to commit a breach of etiquette by leaving a court banquet to use the restroom...

2010-11-11 06:25:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Denmark at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=3a82a8fd-be1e-42c0-8bd4-f3bf15846312&bhcp=1# The opening of Tycho Brahe's tomb on Monday, November 15 will be one of the biggest highlights so far in a project which aims to give new and more exact information on the world famous Danish astronomer's general health and medical prescriptions. Archeologist Jens Vellev from Aarhus University in Denmark is the...

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2010-08-30 14:21:18

Denmark's first privately built rocket launch has been postponed to Thursday because of weather conditions, according to one of its builders. "The wind delayed the transportation of the rocket from Copenhagen to (the island of) Bornholm. But we hope to take our prototype on Tuesday to the launch base in order to be able to take off on Thursday," Peter Madsen told AFP News. Madsen, along with Kristian von Bengtsson, have worked for years together to try and build the 30-feet prototype, which...

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2008-12-04 07:10:00

Scientists believe they have finally found what Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe saw in the heavens over 400 years ago.A new study confirms that Brahe witnessed a common kind of supernova, or thermonuclear explosion, which involved a white dwarf star with a nearby companion.Researchers from Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands analyzed light wavelengths from the "light echo" of the past event, which was still observable on some dust clouds in deep space.  They presented their findings in the...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Tycho Brahe -- Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a Danish astronomer. He had Uraniborg built; which become an early "research institute". For purposes of publication, Tycho owned a printing press and paper mill. His best known assistant was Kepler. Tycho realized that progress in the science of astronomy could be achieved, not by occasional haphazard observations, but only by systematic and rigorous observation, night after night, and by using instruments of the...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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