Astronomy current events question: Event Horizon Telescope

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!)
Jonathan Amos, "Event Horizon Telescope Ready to Image Black Hole" (February 16, 2017)
The Event Horizon Telescope is a "virtual telescope" that will combine data from many different __________ to image the gas and dust surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
(A) radio telescopes.
(B) quantum supercomputers.
(C) underground neutrino detectors.
(D) gamma ray bursts.
(E) space telescopes.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 20 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 9 students

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