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New Caprica is a cold, barely habitable world discovered and colonized by the escaping civilian Fleet. Located within a nebula that significantly hinders DRADIS triangulation, the planet is seen as a safe haven from the marauding Cylon enemy. It is only after Cloud 9 is destroyed in a nuclear explosion that the Cylons detect the resulting radiation signature and track it to New Caprica, where an unprepared military and civilian population awaits.
Four months after the Cylon occupation of New Caprica, the surviving Colonial military attempts to liberate the colony, resulting in the Battle of New Caprica.