Hopkins students may know secret behind 'Game of Thrones'

Well, it's a hypothesis, anyway, about a two-star planet

  • [Scene from the HBO series Game of Thrones. Sean Bean; Kit Harington; Peter Dinklage; Joesph Mawle.
[Scene from the HBO series Game of Thrones. Sean Bean; Kit Harington;… (Nick Briggs / HBO )
June 11, 2013|By David Zurawik | The Baltimore Sun

When a passion for "Game of Thrones" meets up with the kind of inquisitive mind it takes to be a physics grad student at a school like Johns Hopkins University, what you get is the "circumbinary" hypothesis of weird weather seasons in Westeros.

Don't mock it unless you have a better explanation as to how "summer can last for decade, winter for a generation" in the fictional world of "Thrones."

I love the kind of intellectual fun these JHU students are having with the the series. And why couldn't it all be taking place on a planet orbiting two stars? Is that any stranger than the possibility that the celebrated hospital drama "St. Elsewhere" all took place in the mind of an autistic child?

Read about it here.

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