Astronomy current events question: Jupiter Icy Moons radar test

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!)
Giuseppe Sarri, Lorenzo Bruzzone, Olivier Witasse, and Markus Bauer, "Helicopter Test for Jupiter Icy Moons Radar" (September 26, 2017)
The European Space Agency used __________ to test a radar boom to be used by its Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer spacecraft in 2029 to probe under the crust ice of Jupiter's moons:
(A) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
(B) a high-altitude balloon.
(C) the International Space Station.
(D) a submarine.
(E) a helicopter.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 3 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 1 student
(E) : 29 students

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