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Competition to Make Neil deGrasse Tyson as a Superhero Yields Glorious Entries

Competition to Make Neil deGrasse Tyson as a Superhero Yields Glorious Entries

When the armies of the uninformed challenge the very future of the planet Earth, its denizens, desperate for the most sacred secrets of the universe so they may combat the plagues of the ignorant, turn to one man, a man “of genius-level intellect, super strength, durability, and atomic manipulation,” a man ready to “defend our planet against great disasters and dangerous foes.”

Earth turns to its greatest hero, it turns to Astrun. Or as you may know him, by his secret identity, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Actually, the famed scientist is just the regular of type of science hero, and his super alter ego is really the creation of Alleyne Gulston of Grenada, the winner of the U. S. Embassy for Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS’s “Science Superhero Design” competition, which was tasked with giving the scientist a fitting superhero character.

Eight entrants from the Eastern Caribbean were up for the grand prize — a trip to Chicago this summer for the Anime Midwest convention — and it was Gulston’s version of Tyson as “the last descendant of special beings from the planet Saturn” that seized the day.

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We’re sure Tyson must love everything about this (though we still expect him to point out any flaws in the science behind Astrun’s abilities), but there’s something to love about all of the entrants, so make sure you head over to the gallery below to check them all out.

What super powers would you expect Neil deGrasse Tyson to have? It would be super if you shared your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Featured Image: National Geographic

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