to transform (an environment or planet) by terraforming n.
He had been the original claimant of Obania, forty years ago; and Drake was the young spatial engineer he employed to terraform the little rock, only two kilometers through—by sinking a shaft to its heart for the paragravity installation, generating oxygen and water from mineral oxides, releasing absorptive gases to trap the feeble heat of the far-off Sun.
Rick was impressed to discover that Pallas, capital of all the Mandate, was not yet completely terraformed—although the city and a score of mining centers had their own paragravity units a few miles beneath the surface, there was as yet no peegee installation at the center of gravity.
Once old Bruce O'Banion…hired Jim Drake to terraform it.
The middle two planets are inhabited, both terraformed by First Empire scientists after Jasper Murcheson.
Their latest crackpot scheme is a joint project with the VietAms and Israel-APU to try to terraform Venus.
Well, it’s no secret that life at Arsia Base was rough. Always will be rough, or at least until someone gets around to terraforming Mars, which is a wild-eyed fantasy if you ask me.
Despite the certainty of many Oankali that the human ‘contradiction’ will inevitably lead to violent extinction, they will terraform Mars to provide a new start.
So they can take it to an inhabited world, of course. Instead of finding an uninhabited planet to terraform and colonize.
I studied engineering at Newcastle-on-Tyne, and I thought terraforming Mars from the Oort was the biggest, most wonderful idea anybody ever had.
Celeste McConnell had pitched to him her incredible proposal for terraforming Mars.
We must terraform only Mars, but ourselves.
You’d have enough energy not just to terraform the nearly habitable planet, but make it over completely.
He has great fun thinking of a dozen ways to turn Jupiter into a midget sun and terraform it major moons, and working out which nations to settle where.
Mercury, long considered too expensive to terraform, had been purchased and partially destroyed, doctored rock and iron fashioned into a fleet of enormous orbiting solar collectors.
Jack Williamson, "Collision Orbit"
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