Astronomy current events question: Plasma Liner Experiment fusion test

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!)
Saralyn Stewart, "Magneto-inertial Fusion Experiment Nears Completion" (October 21, 2019)
Construction of the Plasma Liner Experiment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory is nearly complete, in order to test:
(A) controlled fusion.
(B) general relativity.
(C) solar flare shielding.
(D) spacecraft propulsion systems.
(E) drilling in towards Earth core.

Correct answer: (A)

Student responses
Sections 70178, 70186
(A) : 27 students
(B) : 1 student
(C) : 2 students
(D) : 2 student
(E) : 1 student

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