Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton
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.
As if Tyson couldn't be more awesome.
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."
Last edited by Chris3123; November 5 2012 at 11:58 PM.