Astronomy current events question: Moon south pole frozen water

Astronomy 210L, Fall Semester 2010
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Students are assigned to read online articles on current astronomy events, and take a short current events quiz during the first 10 minutes of lab. (This motivates students to show up promptly to lab, as the time cut-off for the quiz is strictly enforced!)
University of Arizona-Tucson press release, Astronomy.com editors, "It's Cold and Wet at the Moon's South Pole?," October 22, 2010
By collecting neutrons from the moon's surface, the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter observed evidence of:
(A) solar flare damage.
(B) helium-3 and other potential fusion fuels.
(C) moonquakes.
(D) radioactivity.
(E) frozen water.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 5 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 52 students

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