Experts theorize Tycho Brahe may have been murdered

For centuries experts believed that Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe died from a "twisted" bladder, but recent studies have shown a high concentration of mercury in the astronomer's hair, leading to the theory that Brahe was murdered. Now a "group of conservators, chemists and physicians" wants to open the grave and find out the truth: was Tycho Brahe murdered, and "who done it?"

Danish archaeologist Jens Vellev, who leads the group of scientists, will perform the autopsy which will include a "computer tomography of the skeleton" and the removal of "100 milligrams of bone material," looking for concentrations of mercury and a clue to the killer, if there is one.