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Chris3123 November 5 2012 11:30 PM

Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton
 
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A prominent astrophysicist has pinned down a real location for Superman's fictional home planet of Krypton.

Krypton is found 27.1 light-years from Earth, in the southern constellation Corvus (The Crow), says Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York City. The planet orbits the red dwarf star LHS 2520, which is cooler and smaller than our sun.

Tyson performed the celestial sleuthing at the request of DC Comics, which wanted to run a story about Superman's search for his home planet.

The new book — Action Comics Superman #14, titled "Star Light, Star Bright" — comes out Wednesday. Tyson appears within its pages, aiding the Man of Steel on his quest.
Link

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...tysonSupes.jpg

As if Tyson couldn't be more awesome. :techman:

P0sitr0nic November 5 2012 11:37 PM

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton
 
Im gonna have to get this one..

Klaus November 6 2012 12:33 AM

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He's one of my heroes. :D :techman:

Mr. Laser Beam November 6 2012 12:36 AM

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I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?

Chris3123 November 6 2012 12:44 AM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7209226)
I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?

The New 52

Basically another universe reboot. Here's the whole Justice League:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...3123/newJL.jpg

Mr. Laser Beam November 6 2012 12:48 AM

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See, this is why I gave up on comics. All these bloody reboots. :rolleyes:

Mr Light November 6 2012 02:11 AM

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton
 
what the hell? I distinctly remember hearing he died a few months ago. This is the guy who's always on the Daily Show, right? I thought they did a tribute to him and everything?

Klaus November 6 2012 02:26 AM

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He's alive and well and a great follow on Twitter. Saw him speak at UConn two weeks ago!

Mr. Laser Beam November 6 2012 02:28 AM

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And he's hosting the Cosmos sequel.

theenglish November 6 2012 02:53 AM

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Mr Light wrote: (Post 7209679)
what the hell? I distinctly remember hearing he died a few months ago. This is the guy who's always on the Daily Show, right? I thought they did a tribute to him and everything?

Bet you're thinking about Christopher Hitchens.

Mr. Adventure November 6 2012 07:16 AM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7209226)
I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?

lol I was thinking the same thing, pretty hideous

Captain Qwert Jr November 6 2012 06:49 PM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7209226)
I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?

Jim Lee tricked a bunch of people into thinking he was great designer.

Savage Dragon November 6 2012 07:00 PM

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No kidding. You just have to take one look at Gambit. Worst. Costume. Ever.

On topic, that is awesome!

Wereghost November 6 2012 07:14 PM

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton
 
I always took Krypton to be pretty far away in a galactic or intergalactic scale. 27 light years is a bit close, though I suppose it does make sense in the context of the story. (Apparently this somewhat reworked Supes is 27 years old and wishes to observe a certain event.)

Davros November 6 2012 08:56 PM

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I thought it blew up.


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