Astronomy current events question: Titan ocean test chamber

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!)
Ian Richardson and Jake Leachman, "WSU Researchers Build –300 °F Alien Ocean to Test NASA Outer Space Submarine" (February 7, 2018)
Researchers built a test chamber that re-created Titan's very cold methane and ethane oceans in order to:
(A) simulate tidal wave conditions.
(B) evaluation as a rocket fuel.
(C) propagate new life forms.
(D) recreate Titan's lightning strikes.
(E) design a submarine probe.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 5 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 32 students

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