Astronomy current events question: helping NASA validate cloud formation data

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!)
Joe Atkinson, "Calling All Cloud Gazers: NASA Needs Your Help!" (March 13, 2018)
NASA and the GLOBE educational program is asking for volunteers to use __________ to help confirm satellite images of clouds.
(A) smartphones.
(B) videogame consoles.
(C) cryptocurrency servers.
(D) online image sorting.
(E) binoculars.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 26 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 8 students
(E) : 2 students

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