Astronomy current events question: Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite observations

Astronomy 210L, fall 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!)
Claire Saravia, "NASA's TESS Spacecraft Starts Science Operations" (July 27, 2018)
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will begin searching for exoplanets as they __________ their stars. (A) gravitationally pull on.
(B) pass in front of.
(C) reflect light from.
(D) break away from.
(E) collide with.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 2 students
(B) : 18 students
(C) : 6 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 0 students

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