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!)
Ray Villard , "Behemoth Black Hole Found in an Unlikely Place" (April 6, 2016)The mass of the supermassive black hole in galaxy NGC 1600 was estimated by analyzing its gravitational effect on:
(A) supernova explosions.
(B) passing gravitational waves.
(C) satellite dwarf galaxies.
(D) its spiral arms.
(E) velocities of stars near it.
Correct answer: (E)
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 2 students
(B) : 6 students
(C) : 5 students
(D) : 6 students
(E) : 22 students