Superman’s home planet found – for real

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The famed planet of Superman’s birth has been discovered in real life. Astrophysicists have discovered a small planet matching Krypton’s description orbiting red dwarf star LHS 2520, and its only 27.1 light-years from Earth.

Krypton was discovered at the request of DC comics, who wanted a real life planetary tie in with their up coming Action Comic Superman #14 “ Star light, star bright” where we will see the Man of Steel try and find the location of his home world.

For those who don’t know (and I imagine you will be few), Superman was sent from the Planet Krypton as a young child before the entire planet was destroyed. It’s Earth’s yellow sun that gives Kryptonians their awesome godlike powers, while the rest of us only get sunburn.  Damn yellow sun!

Smart, sophisticated, more than a little nerdy.

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