Astronomy current events question: distant galaxy GN-108036

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2012
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!)
Whitney Clavin, "NASA Telescopes Help Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time," December 21, 2011
NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes measured the unusual __________ of galaxy GN-108036, one of the most distant galaxies discovered.
(A) antimatter to matter ratio.
(B) amount of dark matter.
(C) star production rate.
(D) supermassive central black hole.
(E) blueshift.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 9 students
(B) : 10 students
(C) : 34 students
(D) : 4 students
(E) : 4 students

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