Astronomy current events question: exomoon search project funding

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!)
David Kipping, "Help Us Find The First Exomoon," March 2, 2012
The "Help Us Find The First Exomoon" project is soliciting donations to purchase __________ in order to discover moons orbiting exoplanets.
(A) a brand-new space telescope.
(B) Hubble Space Telescope observing time.
(C) unused Russian radio telescopes.
(D) a dedicated supercomputer.
(E) ancient Egyptian star charts.

Correct answer: (D)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 16 students
(B) : 14 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 19 students
(E) : 1 student

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