Astronomy current events question: proposed Project Blue space telescope

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!)
Mary Beth Griggs
, "'Project Blue' Aims to Take the First Snapshot of a Twin Earth" (October 10, 2016)
The proposed Project Blue space telescope will directly image Alpha Centauri star system exoplanets by:
(A) blocking star light.
(B) using interferometry.
(C) analyzing emission spectra.
(D) detecting gravity waves.
(E) recording Doppler shifts.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 14 students
(B) : 3 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 1 student

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