Astronomy current events question: MoonKAM camera

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!)
Dwayne Brown, Caroline McCall, and Whitney Lawrence Mullen, "NASA Mission Returns First Video From Moon's Far Side," February 1, 2012
The MoonKAM camera aboard NASA's twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory spacecraft is designed for __________ on the moon's surface.
(A) evaluating new landing sites.
(B) recording live footage of impact events.
(C) middle school students to select areas to study.
(D) measuring frozen water.
(E) detecting effects of solar flares.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 8 students
(B) : 16 students
(C) : 29 students
(D) : 4 students
(E) : 3 students

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