Astronomy current events question: cosmic ray detection smartphone app

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!)
Joe Palca

, "Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays" (March 27, 2015)
University of California researchers developed a(n) __________ for the public to detect extremely high energy cosmic rays on Earth.
(A) smartphone application.
(B) portable telescope.
(C) online astronomy course.
(D) prize competition.
(E) Kickstarter fund.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 50 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 0 students

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