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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 Dec 23 '19 at 9:04
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    Just because Lucas uses randomly capitalised nonsense doesn't mean we should – Valorum Dec 23 '19 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. – Paul D. Waite Dec 23 '19 at 10:09
  • Also plus one for very consistent capitalisation. – Paul D. Waite Dec 23 '19 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 Dec 23 '19 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 Dec 24 '19 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 Dec 24 '19 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 Dec 24 '19 at 9:33
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    @PLL That's your quibble, and not the ridiculous crossing orbits? :) – DavidW Dec 24 '19 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 Dec 24 '19 at 11:44

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