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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the blue Dragonfire from Game of Thrones Season 7 finale



Game of Thrones is an amazing show, and there seems to be hardly anybody that doesn’t watch it. You all might know Neil deGrasse Tyson, the world famous astrophysicist, who, in recent years, has become a huge figure in pop culture, for pointing out plotholes and explaining certain aspects, often scientific, of popular TV shows and films. He often uses Twitter to do this, and in his latest crusade, he might have explained, to a very confused fandom, the Dragonfire we saw in Game of Thrones Season 7. Read on!

Now, as you know, we saw Viserion get killed by the Night King and rise again as a wight dragon. Night King then rode Viserion to the Wall, and we saw Viserion give out scary blue flames, as compared to the regular red flames, as he brought a huge chunk of the wall down. Many fans have been confused about how exactly the blue dragonfire works, but now, Neil deGrasse Tyson might have just explained how, at least from a scientifically accurate standpoint. Check out the tweet, below :

Intriguing Thermal Physics in #GameOfThrones: BlueDragon breath would be at least a factor of 3X hotter than RedDragon breath

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017

Now, it is a known fact that red flame burns at about 1000°C, while the blue flame burns at thrice as much of a temperature. The general rule is that the cooler the color of the flame, the hotter it is, which is scary, because that means that Viserion’s blue dragonfire will be a match to both of his siblings red dragonfire. Neil deGrasse Tyson also nitpicked on a few other things from Season 7, including the chains that the Army of the Dead used to retrieve Viserion from the icy water, which seems to be the only thing he didn’t approve of. Check out the tweets, below :

Bad Physics in #GameOfThrones: Pulling a dragon out of a lake? Chains need to be straight, and not curve over hill and dale.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017

Good Bio-Physics in #GameOfThrones: The Dragon Wingspans are sensibly large, as their body weight would require for flight.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017

The sensibly large wingspan of Dragons in #GameOfThrones contrasts with aerodynamically useless wings of Renaissance cherubs.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017

Good Biology in #GameOfThrones: As in #LordOfTheRings, Dragons forfeited their forelimbs to make wings, like birds & bats.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) September 24, 2017

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