Astronomy current events question: CIBER observations of cosmic light

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2014
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!)
Kathy Svitil, "Caltech Rocket Experiment Finds Surprising Cosmic Light," (November 6, 2014)
CalTech's Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER) mission used suborbital rockets to observe light from:
(A) matter falling into supermassive black holes.
(B) stray stars between galaxies.
(C) the aurora borealis.
(D) active solar flares.
(E) volcanic greenhouse gas emissions.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 6 students
(B) : 21 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 6 students
(E) : 1 student

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