Astronomy current events question: Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) search for Kuiper Belt objects

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2016
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!)
Elizabeth Landau, "Versatile Instrument to Scout for Kuiper Belt Objects" (March 3, 2016)
The Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) system looks for Kuiper Belt objects in the outer solar system as they:
(A) develop comet-like tails.
(B) pass in front of stars.
(C) reflect infrared light.
(D) radioactively decay.
(E) explosively collide with each other.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 15 students
(C) : 6 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 4 students

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