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Problem: What is the most likely method in which Jupiter generates its internal heat? A) radioactive decay B) internal friction due to its high rotation rate C) chemical processes D) nuclear fusion in the core E) by contracting, changing gravitational potential energy into thermal energy

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Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune majorly rely on internal heat sources for their thermal energy. Radiation from the sun is limited by their large distance from the sun.

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What is the most likely method in which Jupiter generates its internal heat? 

A) radioactive decay 

B) internal friction due to its high rotation rate 

C) chemical processes 

D) nuclear fusion in the core 

E) by contracting, changing gravitational potential energy into thermal energy

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