Astronomy current events question: ‘Alopeke speckle imaging

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!)
Peter Michaud and Alyssa Grace, "Exoplanets Can't Hide Their Secrets from Innovative New Instrument" (August 29, 2019)
The Gemini North Telescope on Mauna Kea used the ‘Alopeke speckle imaging system to observe exoplanet Kepler-13b as it __________ the star it orbited.
(A) collided with.
(B) broke away from.
(C) passed in front of.
(D) reflected light from.
(E) gravitationally pulled.

Correct answer: (C)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 3 students
(B) : 3 students
(C) : 14 students
(D) : 12 students
(E) : 6 students

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