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What if, for example, an advance mission carried certain types of bacteria known to create calcite when exposed to water?
Their approach involves dissolving the gas with water and pumping the resulting mixture — soda water, essentially — down into certain kinds of rocks, where the CO2 reacts with the rock to form a mineral called calcite.
This left researchers at the University of Copenhagen pondering if there might be something special about the calcite secreted by coccolithophores.
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