Astronomy current events question: helping NASA find "STEVE"

Astronomy 210L, spring semester 2018
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!)
Kasha Patel, "NASA Needs Your Help to Find Steve and Here's How" (March 14, 2018)
NASA and the National Science Foundation's Aurorasaurus project is asking for volunteers to use __________ to report sightings of STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) in the upper atmosphere:
(A) smartphones.
(B) videogame consoles.
(C) cryptocurrency servers.
(D) online image sorting.
(E) binoculars.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 27 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 8 students
(E) : 3 students

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