Aphrodite is a planet orbiting the companion star Murphy in the Georgia system. It was the only major rim world to support Unification and was the site of some of the bitterest fighting of the war. After the planet had changed hands more than once and Alliance losses had been high, the Alliance decided to bomb the world rather than invade it a third time. Aphrodite's cities and infrastructure was destroyed and civilization was all but crushed. The survivors were evacuated to Hera and Boros, and today the world's native population is only a handful of self sufficient farmers in the outback. However, there is still some traffic to Aphrodite, as salvage companies have recently gotten permission to dig in the ruins of her cities. There are also battlefields with salvageable material from the ground campaigns.