Astronomy current events question: Disk Detective Zooniverse project

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2014
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!)
Liz Kruesi, "Help Astronomers Find Dust Disks with New Zooniverse Project," February 2, 2014
The Zooniverse Disk Detective project will use __________ to look for forming planetary systems in NASA images.
(A) internet volunteers.
(B) Google search software.
(C) high-powered lasers.
(D) dark matter detectors.
(E) decommissioned supercomputers.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 32 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 3 students
(D) : 9 students
(E) : 4 students

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