Astronomy current events question: extrasolar origins of the Hypatia stone?

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2018
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!)
Amber Jorgenson, "The Hypatia Stone's Composition Leaves Researchers Questioning Where and How It Formed" (January 18, 2018)
Analysis of the composition of the "Hypatia stone" from Egypt suggest that it may have originally formed:
(A) from dark matter.
(B) within Earth's core.
(C) before our solar system.
(D) by rapidly cooling lava.
(E) on the moon.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 0 students
(B) : 3 students
(C) : 34 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 0 students

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