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- For other subjects with the same name, see: Aurora.
- First mentioned on the voting tally board on Galactica and Colonial One in "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part II", its origins go back to an early script of "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down" when a radio interview that Baltar was listening to had a caller from the Aurora.
- In both Roman and Colonial mythology, Aurora is the goddess of the dawn. In Roman mythology itself, Aurora is the counterpart of the Greek Eos.