Astronomy current events question: garbage can demonstration of Jupiter's atmospheric jets

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2017
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!)
Katherine Kornei, "Experiment Resolves Mystery about Wind Flows on Jupiter" (January 23, 2017)
Researchers rapidly spun a garbage can of water to recreate key features of Jupiter's:
(A) atmospheric jets.
(B) metallic hydrogen core.
(C) water and methane oceans.
(D) faint rings.
(E) magnetic fields.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 21 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 5 students

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