large-scale structural engineering in space, esp. such as involves the modification of the physical structure or configuration of a planet, a star, or an entire solar system; cf. terraforming n.
We might first detect other civilizations through evidence of astro-engineering activities such as the construction of devices to capture all the energy of a central star.
He had applied to Berkeley for graduate school in astroengineering.
They already pursued astroengineering on a grand scale—at what cost in sentient lives?
‘How come you didn’t build this at the High Angel?’ Wilson asked. ‘I know it would add another two hundred and thirty light-years to the trip, but that’s not much to this ship if I read the specs right. And they have all the astroengineering expertise there.’
in Nature, in a alien-life-in-outer-space context
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