|Effect||Unlocks Ship Part|
|Unlocked By Techs||Asteroid Reformation|
|Research Time||5 turns|
|Ship Hull||Crystallized Asteroid Hull|
|Ship Part||Crystal Armor Plating|
Asteroid Hulls can be reinforced and armor plated, but the fact remains that the basic substance of which most asteroids are primarily composed is of lesser strength than most modern alloys. However, if the molecular structure of the rock itself were to be rearranged into a crystal lattice, its strength could be increased tremendously, allowing the production of asteroid hulls of previously impossible strengths.