Famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has literally put the planet Krypton, birthplace of Superman, on the map.
Using information supplied by DC Comics, Tyson pinpointed the legendary fictional planet in "a Krypton-like system in our known universe."
There's a red dwarf star that has "the ability to support a Krypton-like planet," and it's located in constellation Corvus, 27.1 light years from Earth.
"This is a major milestone in the Superman mythos that gives our superhero a place in the universe," DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio said in a press release.
"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.'"
Tyson is the director of Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has often appeared on The Daily Show and the Colbert Report to talk science. Earlier this year, he made headlines by convincing James Cameron to change the night sky in the film Titanic upon its 3D re-release to make it more accurate.
And on Nov. 7, he'll become a comic book character, when he appears in Action Comics #14 to help Superman find his long lost home planet on the last day of its existence.
The search for Krypton — birthplace of DC characters Supergirl, Power Girl and Krypto the Superdog — is the focus of the latest Action Comics story arc.
"As a native of Metropolis, I was delighted to help Superman, who has done so much for my city over all these years. And it's clear that if he weren't a superhero he would have made quite an astrophysicist," Tyson said.