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!

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