Superman has had an eventful few weeks. First he quit his job at the Daily Planet, and now he has discovered the location of his home planet Krypton.
In "Action Comics" No. 14, released on Wednesday, the iconic superhero is summoned to an observatory where he's met by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In real life, Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Tyson in the comic pinpointed Krypton, 27 years after it exploded. On that very night, its destruction is visible from planet Earth.
The astrophysicist also found where Krypton might have existed in our universe in real life. According to DC Comics (owned by Time Warner, which also owns CNN), it's in the constellation Corvus, 27.1 light years from Earth. This is the location of a red dwarf star called LHS 2520, which might have been able to support a planet like Krypton. (Click here for information on the star's coordinates to find it yourself.)
As DC Comics co-publisher, Dan DiDio put it in a statement, this is a momentous event in the history of the nearly 75-year-old character.
"Now fans will be able to look up at the night’s sky and say – ‘that’s where Superman was born,' " he said.