Hab / Habitat
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An artificially constructed environment, whether a dome on the surface of a planet or moon, a rotating space habitat or artificial biosphere, a sealed environment in an asteroid belt, a worldship in deep space, or anywhere else, that enables, allows and encourages conditions suitable for sentient life, especially for civilization and sophont beings. Habitats are the foundation of galactic civilization.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 07 November 2001.