Astronomy current events question: Cassini flybys of Titan

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!)
Jia-Rui C. Cook, "Cassini Gazes at Veiled Titan," September 23, 2010
The NASA Cassini spacecraft will make a series of flybys of Saturn's moon Titan, in order to closely study Titan's:
(A) active volcanoes.
(B) ice crust movement.
(C) gravitational field.
(D) atmosphere.
(E) core convection.

Correct answer: (D)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 8 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 49 students
(E) : 0 students

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