posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 09:22 AM
And not just another wimpy-nerd-scholar that Tycho, eh? From your source:
"Scientists are interested in Brahe's skull, as well. The astronomer had part of his nose sliced off in a 1566 duel with a fellow nobleman as a
student in the German city of Rostock, and the missing piece was replaced by a metal plate.
The plate was not found in 1901, but the tests now should be able to determine what it was made of _ possibly a silver-copper alloy _ Vellev said.
"It's been a fantastic day for us," he said. "We've been waiting so long. All of us are happy."
And that Johannes Kepler...I always thought he was fishy...