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Terraform is a term used to describe the artificial altering of a planet's atmosphere and biology to create a world more suitable for human life. The word comes from 'Terra' meaning Earth.

However, the term is also used interchangeably for the same process but for other species; the Ice Warriors attempted to terraform Earth in the early 21st century - the correct term should have been 'areform.' (DW: The Seeds of Death)

Similarly the Cthalctose also created a terraforming device which sparked the Agent Yellow crisis in the early 21st century, but to be pedantic neither of these examples are of genuine 'terraforming'. (NA: Eternity Weeps)

When Mitzi, the first cat to go into hyperspace, went into space, she landed on the planet Photris, which was also Terraformed. (DWA: The Cat Came Back)

However, by the 26th century Mars had been completely terraformed by humans to make it habitable, melting the icecaps and installing a gravity net provided for an Earth like planet (albeit with less gravity and more UV light). (NA: GodEngine, BNA: Beige Planet Mars)

The Source was a legendary creation myth for the people on the planet Messaline. The Doctor, Donna Noble, Martha Jones, and the Doctor's daughter Jenny discovered it was a terraforming device. The Doctor released the device to trigger the terraforming of Messaline. (DW: The Doctor's Daughter)

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Terraforming is a form of planetary engineering in which a planet or moon is modified through artificial means to match the atmosphere, temperature and ecology of a Class M world to make it more habitable for humanoid life.

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Terraforming is the process in which a planet is changed or "formed" to suit the needs of those terraforming the planet. It normally involves inserting plants and/or flora, introducing new minerals or substances, or other changes to fulfill the required goals for the planet in question. It can take up to several centuries to fully terraform an Earth-sized planet, or even slightly larger. The UNSC uses terraforming processes to convert potential colonies into environments suitable for human habitation.[1] The UNSC Odyssey was the first UNSC ship to carry terraforming gear out of the Sol system.[2]

The UNSC uses devices known as "Atmospheric Processors" to change a planet's atmosphere towards sustainability, but human terraforming technology has its limits. Completely uninhabitable planets cannot be rebuilt, which results in the UNSC often seeking for already habitable planets. Understandably, these are extremely few and far between, which results in some colonies being extremely remote.[3]

The Flood terraform their habitats through natural processes, converting the atmosphere[4] and using local biomass to spread itself until it can form a Flood Hive. Beginning as small spores, these eventually grow into larger clumps of biomass, which convert the areas atmosphere to what is presumably optimal for Flood expansion, and have been known to infect large areas, ranging from areas of Installation 05, to the planetoid High Charity.[5]


  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  3. Halo: Contact Harvest, Chapter 1, Page 32
  4. 343 Guilty Spark: "Your environment suit will serve you well when the Flood begin to alter the atmosphere - you are a good planner!"
  5. Halo 2, High Charity (Level)

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Terraforming, terraformation, or xenoforming was the process of changing a previously uninhabitable planet or moon into a habitable one for a certain number of species. During the rule of the Infinite Empire, the Rakata became the first known culture to develop terraforming machinery and technology. During the Yuuzhan Vong War of the galaxy from 2530 ABY, the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong terraformed many subject worlds to better suit them. The Yuuzhan Vong phrase was known as worldshaping, but others referred to it as Vongforming or Vongformation which was performed by Yuuzhan Vong called shapers. Even a century later, reconstruction of many Vongformed planets still wouldn't be completed, partially due to sabotage.

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From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Terraforming is a planetary engineering process which, over many years, converts a hostile world into a livable one. This is done by increasing hydrographics, building or changing the atmosphere, and introducing plant and animal life.

A Terraforming operation consists of two to three stages, which vary from planet to planet. The usual type of planet terraformed has either too little or too poisonous an atmosphere, and no free standing water. It's rotation is often too slow to give it a strong enough electro-magnetic field to keep out deadly solar radiation. This slow rotation also tends to make days extremely hot and nights extremely cold. The planet must also have no indigenous life-forms that could be harmed by the operation.

The first step in the Terraforming process is planetary bombardment with ice asteroids. The asteroids, consisting of frozen oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and other gasses and liquids, are found in asteroid belts and the rings of gas giants. They are found and collected by belters, who, with the help of asteroid tugs and Mass-drivers, move them towards the planet which is to be terraformed. When the asteroids reach planetary orbit, Explosives are set on their surfaces to knock them to the planet's surface. Complex computers and starship escorts ensure that the asteroids fall on target.

The asteroids naturally hit the planet's surface and melt, and over time begin to form oceans and an atmosphere about the World. The force of the impact (at the proper angles) tends to increase the planet's speed of rotation helping to build up its electromagnetic field and shorten it's day to a comfortable length (20 to 30 hours).

The second step in the Terraforming process is used only on planets that already have atmospheres, but which are tainted or exotic. This step involves the use of genetically engineered bacteria which ingest the harmfull compounds in the atmosphere and excrete breathable gasses.

The third and final Terraforming step is the introduction of plant and animal life to the world, usually at the same time as colonists. Terraforming first becomes possible at tech level 12. The first step takes approximately one year per hydrograhic UWP rating desired to complete, assuming a standard crew of 1000 workers are at work. They are usually equipped with about 50 ships for asteroid towing and escort. Lookout stations both in orbit and on the planet's surface are set up for observation and control of the operation. Costs for the first step are extremely expensive, usually about Mcr10,000 per hydrographic UWP rating desired.

The second step, when used, is less expensive but takes much longer. The development of the proper bacteria takes three months and costs Mcr 2.5, and their introduction costs Mcr1. However the process takes 10 years if the atmosphere is very thin, 20 years if the atmosphere is thin, 30 years if the atmosphere is standard, and 40 years if it is dense. The third step is left up to the colonists, and cannot properly be priced.

Several companies currently Terraform in the Imperium and surrounding area. They are usually commisioned by local or the Imperial governments.

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From Yu-Gi-Oh!

 English: Terraforming
 Chinese: 惑星开发
 French: Terra Formation
 German: Landformen
 Italian: Terraformare
 Korean: 테라포밍
 Portuguese: Terraformação
 Spanish: Terraformación
 Japanese (Kanji): テラ・フォーミング
 Phonetic: Tera Fōmingu
 Translated: Terra Forming
Type: Spell Cards
Property: Normal Image:Normal.png
Number: 73628505
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Present
TCG/OCG Statuses
OCG: Unlimited TCG Advanced: Unlimited TCG Traditional: Unlimited
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NTR: Unlimited Online: Unlimited
WC6: Unlimited
Facts about TerraformingRDF feed
Actions Adds from Deck to hand  +
Anti-Support No Entry  +
Archetype Related Field Searchers  +
Archetypes No Entry  +
Archetypes Support Monster World Areas  +
Attack No Entry  +
Attribute Spell Cards  +
Card Image TerraformingSDSC-EN-C-1E.jpg  +
Card Number 73628505  +
Card Type Normal Spell Cards  +
Chinese Name 惑星开发  +
Class 1 Official  +
Class 2 Anime  +
Class 4 VG  +
Counters No Entry  +
English Name Terraforming  +
French Name Terra Formation  +
Fusion Material No Entry  +
German Name Landformen  +
Italian Name Terraformare  +
Japanese Name テラ・フォーミング  +
Korean Name 테라포밍  +
Life Points No Entry  +
Lore Add 1 Field Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.
Medium OCG  +, TCG  +, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX  +, WC6  +, and NTR  +
Misc No Entry  +
MonsterSpellTrap No Entry  +
NTR Status Unlimited  +
OCG Status Unlimited  +
Phonetic Name Tera Fōmingu  +
Portuguese Name Terraformação  +
RFP No Entry  +
S/T Class Normal Spell Cards  +
Spanish Name Terraformación  +
Stats No Entry  +
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TCG Advanced Format Status Unlimited  +
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Translated Name Terra Forming  +
Types Normal  +
WC6 Status Unlimited  +
YGOO Status Unlimited  +

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