Astronomy current events question: polar aurorae on Jupiter

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2017
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!)
DC Agle, Michael Buckley, Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo, "Jupiter’s Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery" (September 6, 2017)
The brightest __________ observed by NASA's Juno spacecraft in Jupiter's upper atmosphere may have a different energy source than similar phenomena on Earth.
(A) lightning flashes.
(B) hurricane spots.
(C) shooting stars.
(D) ultraviolet jet streams.
(E) polar aurora light.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 6 students
(E) : 38 students

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