Transforms an area of a planet into an ice sheet threaded with odd, protruding steam pipes.
When activated a small glowing gem will pulse energy in the center of the microformer. After some time the area around it will gradually change. Eventually the gem will loose color and turn grey, indicating the microformer has been used up.
Terraforming only works on the surface of a planet, and once activated the microformer cannot be picked back up. After it's been activated, dislodging it using a mining tool will destroy it - but it can be relocated before being activated. Terraforming an area will remove most of the natural biome objects, but will leave non-biome specific objects in the affected area intact.