Because he knew his findings would be rejected, and he might face execution, he did not publish his book On the Revolutions of Heavenly Bodies until 1543, the year he died.
Tycho Brahe is probably the most famous observational astronomer of the sixteenth-century, although is not always clear whether he is better remembered for the fact that his data provided the basis for the work of Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), or because of the more colourful... [continues]
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