terraforming

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ter·ra·form

 (tĕr′ə-fôrm′)
tr.v. ter·ra·formed, ter·ra·form·ing, ter·ra·forms
To transform (a landscape) on another planet into one having the characteristics of landscapes on Earth.

[Latin terra, earth; see terrace + form.]

terraforming

(ˈtɛrəˌfɔːmɪŋ)
n
(Astronomy) planetary engineering designed to enhance the capacity of an extraterrestrial planetary environment to sustain life
[C20: from Latin terra earth + forming]
Translations
إعادة تأهيل
terraformace
Terraforming
maankaltaistaminen
terraformationterraforming
הארצה
テラフォーミング
테라포밍
terraformowanie
terraformação
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A learning environment orientated towards dwelling as cohabitation might start to resemble a botanic garden, biosphere, or other terraformation of the landscape as an experimental architecture that generates new social and ecological assemblages.
Saving samples of Martian life for later study is a prudent precondition before embarking on terraformation.
Falling into Theory: Simulation, Terraformation, and Eco-Economics in the Mars Trilogy.
Before settlement and terraformation, it was nothing: pure space, a setting devoid of meaning.
Planetary Terraformation and Ecosystem Manipulation
Ultimately, so transformed are these new modes of production that Robinson's colonists coin an entirely new expression for their work: no longer terraformation, but "areoformation" (from the Greek name for Mars, Ares), a democratic, self-managed, open-ended and ecologically reciprocal process, "a human-Mars interface that does justice to both" (89).
Vitalization will also be achieved through terraformation, the creation of organic environments on Mars and other barren spheres.
For example, the proposed terraformation of Mars--the creation of an earthlike environment on the Red Planet--encompasses more than a planetary facelift.
By making terraformation the focus of his fiction, Robinson
Extension of earthlike conditions to other planets through terraformation.
16) They not only terraform but are also terraformations.
Interenvironmental contradictions are created, defined, and enforced by divergent material terraformations that environize human economic exchang e and technical action.