Graviton Manipulation is a technology on the Exploration and Expansion technology tree with a research cost of 1800 . It unlocks one Planet Improvement and one Star System Improvement, requires research in Baryonic Shielding or Adaptive Colonies, and allows further research in Advanced Warp Gravitics and Soil Revivification.
"The process of shielding an object from the influence of a gravitational field, once considered purely hypothetical, is now a reality. Steps are being made towards wielding the force of gravity much in the way technology now controls electricity and light."
"Through the use of effective (if clumsy) streams of gravitons, planetary cores can be liquefied and the basics of plate tectonics imposed on a planetoid. This effectively turns the planetary body into a seething cauldron that creates high-value minerals; it may somewhat reduce its value for tourism."
"By using advanced manipulation of particles that allow for the laboratory recreation of atmospheric science, it is easy to do a detailed study of atmosphere and geology in order to take advantage of a planet's unique properties."