Astronomy current events question: galaxy GSN 069's central supermassive black hole

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!)
News release, "Scientists Discover Black Hole Has Three Hot Meals a Day" (September 11, 2019)
Observations from both NASA's and the European Space Agency's x-ray space telescopes indicate that there may be a __________ supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy GSN 069.
(A) collapsing.
(B) radioactive.
(C) dark matter.
(D) mirror image.
(E) rapidly feeding.

Correct answer: (E)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 1 student
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 0 students
(D) : 2 students
(E) : 30 students

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