Astronomy current events question: LRO images of Apollo mission sites

Astronomy 210L, fall 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!)
Nancy Neal-Jones, Elizabeth Zubritsky, and Steve Cole, "NASA Spacecraft Images Offer Sharper Views of Apollo Landing Sites," September 6, 2011
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of __________ on the moon.
(A) shifting rocks and boulders.
(B) thermal emissions from lava tubes.
(C) ancient lake beds.
(D) ice deposits in polar craters.
(E) Apollo mission landing sites.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 46 students

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