Astronomy current events question: hydrogen peroxide on Europa

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2013
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!)
Jia-Rui C. Cook, "Mapping the Chemistry Needed for Life at Europa," April 4, 2013
Analysis of near-infrared data from the Keck II telescope confirmed the presence of __________, a potential energy source for life on Jupiter's moon, Europa.
(A) hydrocarbons.
(B) adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
(C) hydrogen peroxide.
(D) radioactive nuclides.
(E) chlorophyll.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 5 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 43 student
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 1 student

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