Image Source: DC Comics


BY LORA VLAEVA AND JENNESSA EWING
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

Thanks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Superman’s planet Krypton won’t be a myth anymore — or at least its location won’t. On Monday, Superman’s franchise owner DC Comics released a statement saying Tyson had pinpointed a real position for Krypton.

This happens in the context of the new Superman comic, Star light, Star bright, announce for release on November 7th, in which the superhero searches for his home planet.

DC Comics asked Tyson to search the sky for a Krypton-like planet.

With the information given by DC Comics, Tyson determined that the planet, if it existed, would belong to the Corvus Constellation, a system located 27.1 light years away from the earth. There, it would have orbited around a colder and smaller star than the sun: LHS 2520. (Via Warner Bros)

This is big publicity for Tyson, who is the editor as well as for the director of the Hayden Planetarium, who will appear in the week’s Action Comics #14.

Tyson had this to say in the DC Blog release: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."

And this is not the first time Tyson has dabbled in fiction. According to The New York Post, he recently convinced director James Cameron to modify the sky appearance in the re-release of his classic movie ‘Titanic’, in order to mirror the look of that evening’s actual night sky.

With the release, Superman’s myth seems to have entered the real-world science.
 

 

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Locates Real Life Krypton

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Nov 5, 2012

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Locates Real Life Krypton

Image Source: DC Comics


BY LORA VLAEVA AND JENNESSA EWING
ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

Thanks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Superman’s planet Krypton won’t be a myth anymore — or at least its location won’t. On Monday, Superman’s franchise owner DC Comics released a statement saying Tyson had pinpointed a real position for Krypton.

This happens in the context of the new Superman comic, Star light, Star bright, announce for release on November 7th, in which the superhero searches for his home planet.

DC Comics asked Tyson to search the sky for a Krypton-like planet.

With the information given by DC Comics, Tyson determined that the planet, if it existed, would belong to the Corvus Constellation, a system located 27.1 light years away from the earth. There, it would have orbited around a colder and smaller star than the sun: LHS 2520. (Via Warner Bros)

This is big publicity for Tyson, who is the editor as well as for the director of the Hayden Planetarium, who will appear in the week’s Action Comics #14.

Tyson had this to say in the DC Blog release: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."

And this is not the first time Tyson has dabbled in fiction. According to The New York Post, he recently convinced director James Cameron to modify the sky appearance in the re-release of his classic movie ‘Titanic’, in order to mirror the look of that evening’s actual night sky.

With the release, Superman’s myth seems to have entered the real-world science.
 

 

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