Astronomy current events question: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko magnetization

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!)
Markus Bauer

, Hans-Ulrich Auster, Karl-Heinz Glassmeier, and Matt Taylor

, "Rosetta and Philae Find Comet Not Magnetised" (April 14, 2015)
The European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft and its Philae lander determined that the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is:
(A) hollow.
(B) still warm.
(C) geologically inactive.
(D) radioactive.
(E) not magnetized.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 3 students
(B) : 4 students
(C) : 9 students
(D) : 5 students
(E) : 33 students

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