Astronomy current events question: organic molecules in MWC 480 disk

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!)
Christine Pulliam, "Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System" (April 8, 2015)
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) detected complex organic molecules in the star MWC 480's:
(A) solar winds.
(B) dark matter.
(C) terrestrial planets.
(D) jovian planets.
(E) outer dust disk.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 6 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 43 students

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