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mhovland      
10-19-2011  23:48:43

So sorry for dissappointing you believers in organisms for the development of the observed gas jets from Enceladus. However, there are many different processes also operating on Earth that produce abundant CO2, H2, or Methane, CH4. These are inorganic substances that are produced by the earth and other underground processes involving water and rock at elevated temperatures. One of the most important such process is serpentinization, that produzes abundant amounts of these common elements.