In The Rise of Skywalker, a scene takes place in the remains of the second Death Star.

It is mentioned in the script that it’s located on a moon of the Endor system, but it not clear if it’s the same "Forest Moon" of Endor as seen in Return of the Jedi.

Is this the same moon? If not, how do the remains of the Death Star end up on a different moon to the one it was in orbit of?

  • @valorum I reverted your edits. Have you never read a Star Wars opening crawl with randomly capitalised words?
    – Darren
    Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 9:04
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    Just because Lucas uses randomly capitalised nonsense doesn't mean we should
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 9:05
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    That's no moon! It may, however, be a moon of a moon of a planet orbiting a star; some, all, or none of which may be called Endor. Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 10:09
  • Also plus one for very consistent capitalisation. Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 10:11
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    @PaulD.Waite I thought Endor was a gas giant of which “the Forest Moon of Endor” was a moon. Has that been retconned?
    – Darren
    Commented Dec 23, 2019 at 10:17

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The Rise of Skywalker Visual Dictionary and Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide identify the object in question as IX3244-C, otherwise known as the Ocean Moon of Endor or Kef Bir

Kef Bir is one of many moons that orbits the giant gas planet Endor. This moon is covered in oceans, with some grassy islands emerging from the waters. Herds of wild orbak creatures live here

Rise of Skywalker: The Galactic Guide

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Rise of Skywalker: Visual Dictionary

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    “site of the battle of Endor” — I don’t think they really thought about what that would mean in an orbital system…
    – PLL
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 6:30
  • @PLL - I'm not a rocket scientist, but I'm reasonably sure that when things explode in space, they can achieve escape velocity
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 7:06
  • @Valorum, that's not how Star Wars universe physics works. Asteroid fields are examples of that: in our universe such configuration is not stable, our gravity and "celestial mechanics" won't allow it.
    – user28434
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 9:33
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    @PLL That's your quibble, and not the ridiculous crossing orbits? :)
    – DavidW
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 11:39
  • @DavidW: Those orbits may be impossible, but they at least make sense as a concept. What would a fixed “site” in a solar system even mean?
    – PLL
    Commented Dec 24, 2019 at 11:44

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