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25th Jan '16 12:16:46 PM zarpaulus
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* In the ''ComicBook/StarWarsLegacy'' comics Project Ossus was a collaborative effort between the Jedi and the Yuuzhan Vong to terraform several planets that had been devastated in the Vong invasion nearly a century before, using their OrganicTechnology to repair the damage it had been used to wreck. They were successful on Ossus, the Jedi's new homeworld, but on later planets the Sith sabotaged the process in order to start a war between the Empire and the Alliance.
17th Jan '16 5:46:30 PM nombretomado
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* The Mycon in ''StarControl 2'' use their "Deep Children" to pyroform worlds to their standards.
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* The Mycon in ''StarControl 2'' ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' use their "Deep Children" to pyroform worlds to their standards.
16th Jan '16 1:03:02 PM LordInsane
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* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'': [[BroadStrokes In these games]], Mars was always the first planet to be terraformed. And it always [[GoneHorriblyWrong went very, very wrong]], and the next few hundred years are spent trying to fix the mess. The third game, ''EV Nova'', lets you see somebody get terraforming right in one quest line. And the [[HigherTechSpecies Polaris]] have largely mastered it, with several planets listed as terraformed in the "communicate with planet" dialog box.
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* ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'': [[BroadStrokes In these games]], Mars was always the first planet to be terraformed. And In the first game it always [[GoneHorriblyWrong didn't really take, leaving Mars a rather dry, harsh place, in the second game the Martian terraforming just hasn't gone on for long enough for there to be all that much of a difference yet, and in the third game things went very, very wrong]], and the next few hundred years are spent trying wrong, souring general attitudes on terraforming for generations to fix the mess. The come. Said third game, ''EV Nova'', also lets you see somebody get terraforming right in one quest line. And the [[HigherTechSpecies Polaris]] have largely mastered it, with several planets listed as terraformed in the "communicate with planet" dialog box.
1st Jan '16 11:56:46 AM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/StarcraftIITheHeartOfTheSwarm'' the Protoss on the icy planet Kaldir were attempting to alter its orbit to be more hospitable to Protoss life, but their efforts were interrupted by the arrival of the Zerg Swarm.
15th Dec '15 12:17:37 AM SSJMagus
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Often applied to the ColonizedSolarSystem. As seen in the trope picture, UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} is likely to be a popular target for any terraforming operation in both fiction and reality. It has one of the shortest travel distances (second only to Venus), and is solid. Venus is also a popular candidate in fiction, being almost completely similar to Earth in terms of size and gravity, but it's second to Mars because warming something up is a lot easier than cooling it down, and unlike Mars, Venus's slow rotation would have to be dealt with.
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Often applied to the ColonizedSolarSystem. As seen in the trope picture, UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} is likely to be a popular target for any terraforming operation in both fiction and reality. It has one of the shortest travel distances (second only to Venus), and is solid. Venus is also a popular candidate in fiction, being almost completely similar to Earth in terms of size and gravity, but it's second to Mars because warming something up is a lot easier than cooling it down, down[[note]]And there'd be a ''lot'' of cooling to do; Venus has a surface temperature of a whopping 462C (864F), over 100C hotter than the melting point of ''lead''. And even if it had an identical atmosphere to Earth, its would still average 73C (163F) due to its greater proximity to the Sun.[[/note]], and unlike Mars, Venus's slow rotation would have to be dealt with.
7th Nov '15 7:44:29 PM nombretomado
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's RedMarsTrilogy is the definitive hard sci-fi account of terraforming, going into [[ShownTheirWork exhaustive detail]] about Martian terraforming. He portrays a process that runs for more two hundred years over the course of the three novels, which themselves are named in allusion to key steps in the terraforming project (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars). One of the ongoing themes of the series is the increasing conflict between the Reds, who want to maintain the pristine beauty of Mars, and the Greens, who want a second Earth. The novels strongly imply that neither outcome is possible; [[spoiler:Mars will change the terraformers just as they change it.]] In the final installment (Blue Mars), [[spoiler:we see humans expand out to live on the moons of the gas giants, and inward to establish a constantly-moving city on Mercury.]]
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* Kim Stanley Robinson's RedMarsTrilogy Literature/RedMarsTrilogy is the definitive hard sci-fi account of terraforming, going into [[ShownTheirWork exhaustive detail]] about Martian terraforming. He portrays a process that runs for more two hundred years over the course of the three novels, which themselves are named in allusion to key steps in the terraforming project (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars). One of the ongoing themes of the series is the increasing conflict between the Reds, who want to maintain the pristine beauty of Mars, and the Greens, who want a second Earth. The novels strongly imply that neither outcome is possible; [[spoiler:Mars will change the terraformers just as they change it.]] In the final installment (Blue Mars), [[spoiler:we see humans expand out to live on the moons of the gas giants, and inward to establish a constantly-moving city on Mercury.]]
25th Oct '15 12:50:46 PM Gerusz
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* In ''Literature/{{Seveneves}}'' humanity has to re-terraform Earth.
1st Oct '15 3:58:21 PM nombretomado
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* OsamuTezuka's ''Mazin Garon'' is a HumongousMecha with the ability to alter planets to mimic the conditions of any other planet, even going so far as to be able to control gravity.
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* OsamuTezuka's Creator/OsamuTezuka's ''Mazin Garon'' is a HumongousMecha with the ability to alter planets to mimic the conditions of any other planet, even going so far as to be able to control gravity.
22nd Sep '15 4:16:48 AM hitchiker00z
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* The main premise of ''Manga/{{TerraFormars}}'', when the terraforming process GoneHorriblyWrong as the partially terraformed Mars now filled with swarm of titular hyper-evolved cockroach.
18th Sep '15 10:02:32 AM TokoWH
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*** Mars has some issues with potential terraforming, but atmosphere retention isn't really a huge problem. The planet could hold on to a breathable atmosphere for tens or possibly even hundreds of millions of years, unlike a possible terraformed Moon. *** This is largely conjecture, but if the atmosphere is being blown away over millions of years is it really that absurd to import atmosphere to replace it as it is blown away? To even settle Mars at first would require at least some level of casual inter-planitary travel.
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