The Drunk Astronomer Who Changed Science Forever

Tycho Brahe was an important astronomer, but did you know he was also a crazy partier who lost his nose in a duel? Yeah, his life was epic.

Some names are just objectively, empirically awesome - like the name Tycho Brahe. The 16th Danish astronomer is one of the most important figures in all of science, and his name was just one of many exceedingly cool things about his remarkable life.

On the science end of things, Brahe figured out several celestial mysteries before the invention of the telescope. In his private dealings, Brahe lived large. His story is filled with strange exploits featuring court jesters, pet elk, Shakespeare, private islands, royal indiscretions and nose prostheses. Julian Huguet has the details in today's DNews report.

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