Neil deGrasee Tyson Talks About Meeting Superman


During a recent appearance on Conan, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about his meeting with Superman.

Yes, for those who forget, Tyson helped locate Krypton's sun, so that Superman could see (via the light arriving on Earth decades later) the destruction of his homeworld back in Action Comics #14.

You can check the interview out below.

Tying into "Star Light, Star Bright," a backup story in the upcoming Action Comics #14, Tyson (whose character is approached by Superman to help find Krypton in the comic book story) has located a system in our universe that shares a number of properties with Krypton.

"This is a major milestone in the Superman mythos that gives our Super Hero a place in the universe," said DC Entertainment co-publisher, Dan DiDio, at the time. "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. Now fans will be able to look up at the night's sky and say – 'that's where Superman was born'."


The red dwarf star designated for having the ability to support a Krypton-like planet is located in the constellation Corvus 27.1 light years from Earth. The star, designated LHS 2520, possesses a red, highly turbulent surface, somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun.