Astronomy current events question: Jupiter's south equatorial belt

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!)
Emily Lakdawalla, "Jupiter's Outbreak is Spreading," November 22, 2010
Amateur astronomers have been observing recent rapid changes in Jupiter's:
(A) two moons that may soon collide.
(B) polar ice caps.
(C) lightning storms.
(D) magnetic field.
(E) weather patterns.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 0 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 5 students
(E) : 20 students

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