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In the movie Man of Steel, After Krypton's explosion freed General Zod and his crew, they searched for Superman for 33 years. Shouldn't they be look 33 years older than they did when they were sentenced? Most of General Zod's crew never seem to age.

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Faster than light space travel could lead to slower aging. –  user5446 Jul 17 '13 at 14:54
    
it is mentioned that "Kryptonians have longer life spans than normal humans" though not in exact age terms –  kicker86 Sep 14 '13 at 20:19
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Kryptons sun was a low energy red star that made Kryptonians human like on their planet. When introduced to such a young, high energy yellow sun as Earths they become super-human.

In both the Comics and LnC, it is stated that Clark's aging process slows down and stabilizes after reaching adulthood. Which I would assume applies to Zod also, as a Kryptonian lifespan is normally several hundred years on Krypton.

Through all the different incarnations, there is no "set in stone lore" answer, however the common line is due to a yellow suns rays, there is very little cellular de-generation, and it's safe to assume that Zod and Co had travelled past many different Stars in order to get to Earth

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theory: Kryptonians used artifical child births and created each individual specifically for a particular task. Seen as advanced they are at genetic modeling, they might also have overcome the aging and other problems through genetic means.

edit: also, you can clearly see the change in Zod's appearance, especially in his white hair and goatee.

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This means Superman of this universe going to be aged like human but Zod and other Kryptonians doesn't –  Ankit Sharma Jun 26 '13 at 8:03
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no, it doesn't mean that! It must be like with Wolverine - the body peaks out its development and the rest keeps healing and aging slowly. The sun and the atmosphere also help against the aging factor? –  kicker86 Jun 27 '13 at 1:13
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This is the second answer because it represents another Theory:

Kryptonians when exposed to the solar radiation from a yellow sun are energized by it. They develop endurance, strength and healing factors.

Clark Kent or Kal-El was on earth from the time his ship landed here, and had absorbed significant amount of solar radiations to develop his superman body. So the reason for his aging could be attributed to that.

Zod and his other Kryptonian Survivors took refuge on the Moon where they stayed in their ships and salvaged any machinery they could. Please focus here - that they too were in a zone where they were exposed to indirect solar radiation. So scientifically it must have had some effect on them. While direct exposure to the Earth's atmosphere and the solar radiation was a must to develop those powers (as seen in the Movie), the simple effect trace amounts of radiation on the darker side of the moon could have served for slowing their aging process. Note that Zod and his people did age, though not a great deal. You can clearly see that from the facial features - like Zod's white beard. Combine that with a natural longer lifespan than humans and solar radiation could have been an important factor in the aging.

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What do you mean by "took refuge on the Moon"? From what I remember they visited Kryptonian outposts. Only after Clark re-activated the ship in the Artic did they learn about Earth. –  Oliver_C Sep 10 '13 at 19:35
    
And didn't the atmosphere on Zod's ship neutralize Clark's superpowers? This would imply that as long as they stayed on the ship they couldn't benefit from superpowers. –  Oliver_C Sep 10 '13 at 19:38
    
They knew Kal-El was on Earth. They only waited for him to show up. As Zod says when he explains how they came from Krypton. And inspite of the ships atmosphere, there must have been trace exposures to solar radiation. Clark was powerless because he had never adapted to the Kryptonian conditions. –  kicker86 Sep 11 '13 at 3:52
    
They knew Kal-El was somewhere, but didn't know about Earth until the reactivated ship in the Arctic send out a signal. Wikipedia seems to confirm that it was the ship's signal that brought Zod to Earth. (Why would Zod wait 33 years on the moon before demanding that Kal-El surrenders himself?) –  Oliver_C Sep 11 '13 at 8:56
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