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Tycho Brahe’s silver nose was actually made of brass

Recently the remains of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe were exhumed to determine his real cause of death (he wasn't poisoned). Separate tests have also revealed that his famous silver nose prosthetic was actually made of brass. In another finding, the team reported that the silver nose piece Brahe famously wore after

Tycho Brahe was not poisoned

A team of researchers who analysed the remains of Tycho Brahe, the 16th-century Danish astronomer, have concluded that he did not die of mercury poisoning. In the past century, the mercury poisoning theory received apparent corroboration from repeated tests on samples of hair taken from Brahe's long moustache, which were removed

16-century astronomer Tycho Brahe’s remains exhumed

Scientists have exhumed the remains of the 16th-century Danish astronomer in order to conclusively determine the cause of his death. His extraordinarily accurate stellar and planetary observations, which helped lay the foundations of early modern astronomy, are well known and documented, but mystery still surrounds his sudden death. It had

Astronomer Tycho Brahe to be exhumed

The body of astronomer Tycho Brahe, who died in 1601, is set to be exhumed to determine his cause of death. DA group of Danish and Czech experts will therefore soon be able to carry out detailed analyses of the astronomer’s bone, hair and clothing remains to find the answer to

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