Astronomy current events question: organic compounds on Ceres' surface

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!)
Elizabeth Landau, "Dawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres" (February 16, 2017)
NASA's Dawn spacecraft found evidence of organic compounds on the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, by observing:
(A) reflected infrared light.
(B) geological hot spots.
(C) ice geyser eruptions.
(D) escaping gases.
(E) fossil remains.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 14 students
(B) : 7 students
(C) : 3 students
(D) : 3 students
(E) : 1 student

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