Imagine you are a popular scientist (maybe you are) and you are dealing with a hot topic. Suddenly you realize that there is someone else, very talented, not yet that popular and working in the same field as you. What would you do? Collaborate with him? Or put obstacles in his way? Or something in between? One of the most important astronomers, the Danish Tycho Brahe, was exactly in such a situation. But let us start from the beginning.
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