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Has the Fortress of Solitude Been Hiding in Canada This Whole Time?

When Superman needs a little down time, he retreats to his Fortress of Solitude. But where is this ultimate man cave? Depends which version of Superman you’re into. In comic book eras and Superman movies, the fortress is often in the Arctic, embedded in a giant hunk o’ ice. But it’s also been in a…

Using Astrophysics to Find Superman’s Krypton

When Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of New York City’s Hayden Planetarium, got a call from DC Comics about its latest Superman storyline, the famed astrophysicist saw an opportunity to make real science a part of superhero lore. He said to DC: How about I find you a real star that could be home to Superman’s native planet, Krypton? He did, and here’s how.

How An Astrophysicist Helped Superman Find Krypton

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Superman’s home star! Astronomers call it LHS 2520, but thanks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s collaboration with DC Comics, it’s getting top billing this week as Rao, the sun to Superman’s native planet, Krypton. Find out why Tyson picked it…