Superman Home Planet Found: Neil deGrasse Tyson Finds Krypton

By Amir Khan on November 5, 2012 3:52 PM EST

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Superman's home planet of Krypton has been found, thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson (Photo: DC Comics)

Superman's home planet of Krypton has been found, thanks to Neil deGrasse Tyson. The astrophysicist "found" the location of Superman's home planet in the constellation Corvus the raven, just south of Virgo and Hydra.

Of course, Superman is simply a comic book and Krypton never existed. But if it had, deGrasse Tyson said it would have orbited a red dwarf star called LHS 2520, 27.1 light years from earth.

"As a native of Metropolis," Tyson in a statement, "I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years."

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Tyson appears in the latest Superman comic to help a homesick Superman find his roots.

"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," Dan DiDio, co-publisher of the comic, told ABC News. "Now fans will be able to look up at the night's sky and say, 'That's where Superman was born.'"

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