Astronomy current events question: Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Astronomy 210L, fall 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!)
Press release, "Jupiter's Great Red Spot Heats Planet's Upper Atmosphere" (July 27, 2016)
Based on __________, Boston University researchers determined that Jupiter's Great Red Spot is the source of energy that heats up its upper atmosphere.
(A) underground neutrino detectors.
(B) magnetic field measurements.
(C) computer simulations.
(D) infrared observations.
(E) historical weather patterns.

Correct answer: (D)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 0 students
(B) : 5 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 27 students
(E) : 2 students

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