Astronomy current events question: ROSAT re-entry

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!)
Sabine Göge, Andreas Schütz "ROSAT Re-Entry," October 12, 2011
The __________ of the German Aerospace Center ROSAT x-ray space telescope is expected to survive reentry into Earth's atmosphere around the end of this month.
(A) solar panels.
(B) mirror.
(C) unused escape pod.
(D) fuel tank.
(E) flight recorder box.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186, 70200
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 20 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 8 students

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