Astronomy current events question: Cassini's final orbits

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!)
Felicia Chou, Preston Dyches, "Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn" (August 9, 2017)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making its final orbits to explore Saturn's upper atmosphere before it:
(A) breaks up like a meteor.
(B) is trapped in Saturn's rings.
(C) lands on Saturn's moon, Titan.
(D) returns to Earth.
(E) becomes a permanent satellite of Saturn.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 26 students
(B) : 7 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 8 students
(E) : 3 students

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