Astronomy current events question: Jupiter's zonal flows affected by magnetic fields?

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!)
Anne M. Stark, "Lab Researchers Find Magnetic Fields Impact Atmospheric Circulation of Gas Giant Planets" (August 9, 2018)
Observations by NASA's Juno spacecraft provide evidence that __________ can drastically affect zonal flows in Jupiter's atmosphere. (A) asteroid impacts.
(B) core circulation.
(C) magnetic fields.
(D) auroral light storms.
(E) solar flares.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 5 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 14 students
(D) : 4 students
(E) : 4 students

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