Astronomy current events question: red spots on Charon

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!)
Nola Taylor Redd, "Weird Red Spot on Pluto's Moon Charon Caused by Traveling Atmosphere" (September 14, 2016)
Computer models suggest that the red spot on the north pole of Pluto's moon, Charon, may be organic molecules from Pluto's:
(A) cryovolcanoes.
(B) atmosphere.
(C) ancient lifeforms.
(D) rings.
(E) magnetic fields.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 23 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 0 students

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