Binary stars with planets around them are common, but if the world containing Westeros orbited a binary planet, particularly if those planets were much more massive than it itself, physics can give us the orbits we need. Image credit: Stuart Littlefair / University of Sheffield.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Home World Could Actually Exist, Says Science

Unpredictable winters? Seasons that don’t line up? It’s possible with the right configuration, says physics.

Ethan Siegel
Jul 27, 2017 · 5 min read

“Lord of Light! Come to us in our darkness. We offer you these false gods. Take them and cast your light upon us. For the night is dark and full of terrors.”