Astronomy current events question: turbulent galaxy W2246-0526

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2016
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!)
Elizabeth Landau

, "Most Luminous Galaxy Is Ripping Itself Apart" (January 15, 2016)
W2246-0526, the most luminous galaxy known, is being torn apart by energy emitted as its central supermassive black hole:
(A) steadily implodes.
(B) disrupts gravity waves.
(C) produces antimatter.
(D) pulls gas in around itself.
(E) flattens out.

Correct answer: (D)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 5 students
(B) : 5 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 31 students
(E) : 1 student

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