Astronomy current events question: Omega Centauri habitable zone planets?

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!)
Sarah Nightingale, "Omega Centauri Unlikely to Harbor Life" (August 9, 2018)
Based on computer simulations of their motions, stars within the Omega Centauri cluster are unlikely to:
(A) produce solar flares.
(B) form in pairs.
(C) avoid colliding with each other.
(D) undergo supernova explosions.
(E) have habitable planets.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 3 students
(C) : 8 students
(D) : 3 students
(E) : 13 students

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