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Superman and Tyson

Neil Tyson and DC Comics Assemble Scientific Foundation for New Superman Comic

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The new Action Comics #14, published this month by DC Comics, reveals that even Superman visits the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium—and not just to see the Space Show. The superhero, it turns out, comes once a year to see images of his far-off home planet, Krypton, said to orbit its home-star every 382 days. To locate the fictional planet in the actual sky, DC Comics worked with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium. Watch a video about the process.

Tags: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Exoplanets, Rose Center for Earth and Space

Podcast Gravity's Engines

Frontiers in Astrophysics: Gravity's Engines


We’ve long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Recent research, however, has led to new discoveries about black holes.

In this podcast from a recent “Frontiers in Astrophysics,” Caleb Scharf, Director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center, describes how these chasms in space-time don’t just vacuum up everything but release matter and rearrange the surrounding cosmos. Dr. Scharf’s talk took place at the Museum on September 10, 2012.

Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes ( 1 hour, 8 mins, 81 MB)



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