Astronomy current events question: meteoritic evidence of Mars water

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!)
Guy Webster, "NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite," February 27, 2014
NASA researchers found new evidence of water on Mars from a meteorite obtained from:
(A) a defunct Russian probe.
(B) the surface of the moon.
(C) a deep underground mine.
(D) an Incan burial site.
(E) an impact in Antarctica.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 9 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 7 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 30 students

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