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Old November 5 2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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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.
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As if Tyson couldn't be more awesome.

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Old November 5 2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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Im gonna have to get this one..
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Old November 6 2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton

He's one of my heroes.
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Old November 6 2012, 12:36 AM   #4
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton

I've been out of the comics loop for awhile, but...what the hell happened to Superman's costume?
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Old November 6 2012, 12:44 AM   #5
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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:

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Old November 6 2012, 12:48 AM   #6
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See, this is why I gave up on comics. All these bloody reboots.
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Old November 6 2012, 02:11 AM   #7
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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?
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Old November 6 2012, 02:26 AM   #8
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He's alive and well and a great follow on Twitter. Saw him speak at UConn two weeks ago!
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Old November 6 2012, 02:28 AM   #9
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson helps Superman locate Krypton

And he's hosting the Cosmos sequel.
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Old November 6 2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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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.
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Old November 6 2012, 07:16 AM   #11
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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
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Old November 6 2012, 06:49 PM   #12
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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.
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Old November 6 2012, 07:00 PM   #13
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No kidding. You just have to take one look at Gambit. Worst. Costume. Ever.

On topic, that is awesome!
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Old November 6 2012, 07:14 PM   #14
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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.)
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Old November 6 2012, 08:56 PM   #15
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I thought it blew up.
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