Astronomy current events question: NASA's Mars Cube One spacecraft "Wall-E" and "Eva"

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!)
Andrew Good, "NASA Engineers Dream Big with Small Spacecraft" (April 19, 2018)
NASA's twin Mars Cube One spacecraft "Wall-E" and "Eva" will accompany the Mars Insight rover to:
(A) locate guidance stars.
(B) form an interferometer.
(C) detect solar flares.
(D) refuel it.
(E) observe how it lands.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 11 students
(B) : 6 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 7 students

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