Historian puts new spin on scientific revolution

Origin of modern science dates back to 1572, new book argues

remnant of a supernova

POINT OF ORIGIN  Astronomer Tycho Brahe’s observation of a supernova in 1572 (remnant shown here in a composite image) marks the beginning of the scientific revolution, a historian contends.

X-ray: CXC/NASA, K. Eriksen et al/Rutgers; Optical: DSS

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