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Tycho Brahe

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Tycho Brahe Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was a Danish astronomer, who made accurate observations of the planets from which OKepIer proved that planets orbit the Sun in ellipses.

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His discovery and report of the 1572 supernova made him famous, and his observations of the comet of 1577 proved that it moved on an orbit among the planets, thus disproving the Greek view that comets were in the Earth's atmosphere.

Brahe was a colourful figure who had to wear a metal nose after his own was cut off in a duel, and who took an interest in alchemy.

Brahe was the greatest observer in the days before telescopes, making the most accurate measurements of the positions of stars and planets.

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Tycho Brahe is famous for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations.

 

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Category: Scientists  - ( Scientists Archive)

Date Added: 02 November '11


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