Thursday, November 20, 2008

Remains of Copernicus Found?

I didn't know that no one knew where Copernicus was buried. I got to read a bit more.

Anyway, there's news that they may have found the remains of Copernicus.

Researchers believe they have identified the remains of Nicolaus Copernicus by comparing DNA from a skeleton they have found with that of hair retrieved from one of the 16th-century astronomer's books.

Jerzy Gassowski, an academic at an archaeology school in Poland, also says facial reconstruction of the skull his team found buried in a cathedral in Poland closely resembles existing portraits of Copernicus, whose theories identified the Sun, not the Earth, as the center of the universe.

Maybe now they can go look for Mozart next.


1 comment:

Einsteinium said...

I never knew the Sun was the center of our universe. =/