Genetic research shows Copernicus had blue eyes

Published on July 10th, 2009 | by Admin

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The eyes of Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy, were blue, according to new genetic research that has identifide the scientist’s remains.

Published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the research — announced last November — details the identification of the remains, while also suggesting that Copernicus most likely had blue eyes, fair skin and light hair color.

“This is the end of a search that has lasted for at least two centuries,” Swedish and Polish researchers who carried the genetic tests wrote.The eyes of Niclaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy, were blue, according to new genetic research that has identifide the scientist’s remains.

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