Astronomy current events question: naming features on asteroid Bennu

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2019
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!)
Erin Morton and Nancy Neal Jones, "Asteroid’s Features To Be Named After Mythical Birds" (August 8, 2019)
The International Astronomical Union approved the naming theme of __________ for features on the asteroid Bennu mapped by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
(A) mythological birds.
(B) angels and demons.
(C) science fiction villains.
(D) cloud formation types.
(E) unclimbable mountains on Earth.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 37 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 1 student
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 0 students

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