Superman planet found, Neil deGrasse Tyson finds Krypton in the new DC Comics Superman comics issue

By on Nov 6, 2012 in Astronomy, Entertainment Comments

Superman‘s planet has been found, through the help of famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who offered his service to help find Krypton in the new DC Comics, which will be featured in the latest Superman Action Comics #14, to be released on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Superman DC Comics Action Comics 14 cover

DC Comics Action Comics 14 cover
Image Credit: DCComics.com

As noted at Space.com on Monday, November 5, Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City, will appear in the new Superman comics, as the famous ‘Man of Steel’ superhero search for his home, planet Krypton.

As described by Tyson in the report, Superman‘s planet is 27.1 light-years from Earth, in the southern constellation Corvus (The Crow); orbits the red dwarf star LHS 2520, which is smaller and cooler than our sun. Superman‘s story says he was born on Krytpon, and was launched toward to Earth when he was still a baby.

According to the report, the coordinates of the real LHS 2520 are: Right Ascension: 12 hours 10 minutes 5.77 seconds; Declination: -15 degrees 4 minutes 17.9 seconds, and Proper Motion: 0.76 arcseconds per year, along 172.94 degrees from due north. Amateur astronomers can view it in the night sky.

“As a native of Metropolis, I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years. And it’s clear that if he weren’t a superhero he would have made quite an astrophysicist.” Neil deGrasse Tyson was quoted in a statement, with the new Superman comics titled “Star Light, Star Bright.”

“Having Neil deGrasse Tyson in the book was one thing, but by applying real-world science to this story he has forever changed Superman‘s place in history. Now fans will be able to look up at the night’s sky and say, ‘That’s where Superman was born.'” DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio reportedly said.

The 40-page colored Action Comics #14 Superman story was written by Scottish writer Grant Morrison, with back-up writer Sholly Fisch. On the Superman issue #13 released last October 24, Superman‘s alter ego, Clark Kent quits from his job at The Daily Planet, after working as a news reporter since his debut back in 1938.


Superman DC Comics Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (right), appearing in a page at DC Comics Action Comics #14
Image Credit: DC Comics via Space.com


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