Astronomy current events question: art onboard OSIRIS-REx

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!)
News release, "OSIRIS-REx Invites Public to Send Artwork to Asteroid" (February 19, 2016)
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will carry electronically-stored art onboard its mission to:
(A) collect and bring asteroid samples to Earth.
(B) explore the interstellar medium.
(C) detect gravitational waves.
(D) send messages to extraterrestrial civilizations.
(E) explore Mars' south pole.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30678, 30679, 30680
(A) : 25 students
(B) : 5 students
(C) : 5 students
(D) : 3 students
(E) : 2 students

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