Astronomy current events question: "cosmic mudball" meteorite

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!)
Press release, "Field Museum Adds Rare 'Cosmic Mudball Meteorite' to Its Collections" (October 9, 2019)
The Aguas Zarcas meteorite that fell in Costa Rica earlier this year smells like Brussels sprouts, due to:
(A) radioactive decays.
(B) organic compounds.
(C) fungal contamination.
(D) cellular decomposition.
(E) improper refrigerator storage.

Correct answer: (B)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 0 students
(B) : 33 students
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 0 students
(E) : 0 students

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