Astronomy current events question: Dawn spacecraft to visit Vesta

Astronomy 210L, Spring Semester 2011
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, Dwayne C. Brown, "Dawn Reaches Milestone Approaching Asteroid Vesta," May 3, 2011
This July, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will fly by:
(A) Vesta, an asteroid.
(B) Saturn's rings.
(C) Halley's comet.
(D) Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
(E) Space Shuttle Endeavour, on its final mission.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30682
(A) : 14 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 4 students
(E) : 0 students

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