Astronomy current events question: NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter challenge awards

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2015
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!)
Sarah Ramsey, "New Desktop Application Has Potential to Increase Asteroid Detection, Now Available to Public" (March 15, 2015)
NASA's Asteroid Data Hunter challenge awarded participants for __________ to search for near-Earth asteroids and comets.
(A) developing software algorithms.
(B) scanning photographic plates.
(C) hosting automated telescopes.
(D) repurposing satellite TV dishes.
(E) using smartphone apps.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 21 students
(B) : 7 students
(C) : 3 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 2 students

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