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Paraterraforming was a Terran colonization technique used to settle inhospitable vacuum worlds.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Paraterraforming involved covering the entire surface of a small barren moon or large planetoid with a pressurized habitat.

  • These worlds then served as the capital of a self-sustaining system-wide industrial civilization.
  • Oxygen, water, nitrogen and other volatiles were mined from lunar regolith, frozen asteroids and gas giant moons.
  • Individual domed habitats were gradually built as population expanded and finally linked into a single world-city with a living area comparable to a larger terrestrial planet.
  • Fusion reactors provided heat and light.
  • Giant greenhouses and fish farms fed the growing population.
  • When the domed habitats covered enough of the small moon or planetoid they were often roofed over and given an atmosphere, using a transparent membrane supported by air pressure and pillars.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The technique was first pioneered prior to the invention of the jump drive, when Terrans colonized the less-promising bodies of their own solar system.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

These worlds are most commonly found within the:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

The following systems and worlds are known locations of Paraterraforming projects:

7 of 7 World articles in Paraterraforming
Akher  •  Antra  •  Duncan  •  Makkus  •  Primula  •  Shadishi  •  Varen's Planet  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.