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After a long search, the planet Krypton, home of Superman, has been found, bringing to end what was a long and intensive process.
A popular astrophysicist made the discovery and recently published the location of the long lost planet with the help of DC comics.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York City, revealed that Krypton is a planet the is orbiting a red dwarf within a cluster of stars in a constellation fairly close to earth.
Superman's home planet is located 27.1 light-years from Earth, in the southern constellation known as Corvus and circles around the red dwarf star called LHS 2520. Tyson explained that a red dwarf star is smaller and much cooler than our sun and occurs when a star is nearing the end of its life cycle.
The search for superman's home planet was started after DC Comics wanted to add the search for Krypton to their story line and found a more than willing Tyson to aid in the search.
"As a native of Metropolis, I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years," a playful Tyson said in a statement. "And it's clear that if he weren't a superhero he would have made quite an astrophysicist."
The new edition to the comic series, Action Comics Superman #14, titled "Star Light, Star Bright," is due out on Wednesday, and Tyson makes an appearance in the new comic as he helps Superman on his quest.
"This is a major milestone in the Superman mythos that gives our super hero a place in the universe," DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio said in a statement.
"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,'" he added.