Astronomy current events question: James Webb Space Telescope launch delay

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!)
Brian Dunbar, "NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to be Launched Spring 2019" (September 28, 2017)
The launch for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been pushed back six months to early 2019, due to:
(A) launch pad hurricane damage.
(B) expected peak sunspot activity.
(C) additional assembly and testing time.
(D) SpaceX rocket availability.
(E) plutonium fuel pellet shortages.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 4 students
(C) : 32 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 0 students

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