Astronomy current events question: two new moons for Uranus?

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!)
Ken Croswell, "Uranus Might Have Two Dark Moons We’ve Never Seen Before" (October 14, 2016)
Uranus may have two previously undiscovered moons, based on re-examination of images of __________ from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft.
(A) eclipse shadows.
(B) atmospheric eddies.
(C) colliding asteroids.
(D) intermittent reflections.
(E) wavy ring patterns.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 17 students

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