Astronomy current events question: Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy globular cluster formation theories

Astronomy 210L, fall 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!)
Søren Larsen , Frank Grundahl, Georgia Bladon, "The Riddle of the Missing Stars," (November 20, 2014)
Hubble Space Telescope observations of globular clusters in the Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal galaxy present questions regarding theories of the Milky Way's:
(A) supermassive black hole mass.
(B) ratio of luminous to dark matter.
(C) number of spiral arms.
(D) red dwarf population.
(E) globular cluster formation.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 6 students
(B) : 4 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 20 students

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