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In Greek, Krypton means “hidden one” or “hidden thing”. Perhaps this reference to the planet was more than a myth created by two writers in the 1930’s, destroyed by a thermonuclear chain reaction in its uranium core. It’s possible Krypton existed, under another name, without any survivors. A mystery suggesting more complex factors at work led to the destruction of what was popularly thought to be a star system created from the imagination of Siegel and Shuster.