Astronomy current events question: end of Kepler Space Telescope mission nears

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!)
Alison Hawkes, "NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Nearing the End as Fuel Runs Low" (March 14, 2018)
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope is expected to end its mission to search for extrasolar planets when it:
(A) is captured by Jupiter's gravity.
(B) goes too far away to send back signals.
(C) runs out of fuel.
(D) is displayed in a museum.
(E) crashes into the sun.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 5 students
(B) : 1 students
(C) : 31 student
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 0 students

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