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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe (Dec. 14, 1546 – Oct. 24,1601) Perhaps Tycho Brahe’s most significant contribution to astronomy was his ability to disprove an accepted belief regarding the ability of celestial objects to change.  At the time, the accepted idea was that stars, planets, etc. were “unchangeable.”  However, Tycho Brahe’s observation of a 1572 supernova shattered this…

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