Astronomy current events question: CubeSat ASTERIA test

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!)
Calla Cofield, "Astrophysics CubeSat Demonstrates Big Potential in a Small Package" (April 12, 2018)
The Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics (ASTERIA) satellite recently proved low-cost spacecraft can steadily monitor a star's brightness to search for:
(A) solar flares.
(B) parallax.
(C) repeating nova explosions.
(D) Doppler shifts.
(E) orbiting exoplanets.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 30679, 30680
(A) : 4 students
(B) : 2 students
(C) : 4 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 24 students

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