Astronomy current events question: water ice at the moon's poles

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!)
D. C. Agle and Jessica Culler, "Ice Confirmed at the Moon's Poles" (August 30, 2018)
Reflected and absorbed infrared light observed by the Indian Space Research Organization's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft provide evidence of __________ at the moon's poles.
(A) collapsing sinkholes.
(B) dormant volcanoes.
(C) magnetic storms.
(D) water ice.
(E) helium-3.

Correct answer: (D)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 0 students
(B) : 0 students
(C) : 5 students
(D) : 20 students
(E) : 1 student

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