Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tycho Brahe Update

Body of Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe Exhumed from Tomb - Yahoo! News: "Archeologists are exhuming the body of 16th century astronomer Tycho Brahe from a tomb in Prague to solve long-standing mysteries over the famed Danish scientist's health — and possibly, his death.

The tomb of Brahe was opened today (Nov. 15) at the Church of Our Lady Before Týn (also known as Týn Church) in Prague by an international team of Danish and Czech archaeologists, doctors, chemists and medical anthropologists. The researchers hope to use DNA testing and other modern medical diagnostic tools to learn as much as possible about Brahe's medical history and life.

The condition of Brahe's remains, which have been undisturbed for 109 years, is unknown, researchers said."

3 comments:

iasa said...

That's awesome!!

Jerry House said...

Am I the only one thinking of Clifford D. Simak's THE TROUBLE WITH TYCHO?

Bill Crider said...

I thought of that immediately when I saw the article.