Endor itself is not the moon, but instead the planet which the moon orbits (or orbited). The planet Endor is never explicitly shown in the film, which the novelization explains by asserting that it was destroyed some time earlier and that the moon now orbits its star in a planetary orbit of its own. It should be noted that in three scenes in the film, a pinkish planet can be seen briefly in the background, in the vicinity of the forest moon, though the two bodies are never seen at the same time. This, coupled with the fact that a moon separated from its planet is defined in astronomy as a planet in its own right, has caused some fans to speculate that this pinkish planet is in fact Endor.
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