Astronomy current events question: International Space Station CATS laser

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!)
Lisa-Natalie Anjozian, "Testing CATS in Space: Laser Technology to Debut on Space Station" February 4, 2014
The International Space Station will be outfitted with a laser cannon that will:
(A) measure continental drift.
(B) target incoming micrometeorites.
(C) send signals to possible extraterrestrial civilizations.
(D) study atmospheric pollution.
(E) incinerate unwanted waste.

Correct answer: (D)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 8 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 28 students
(E) : 3 students

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