It’s not just robots that rove – this quiz celebrates roving in all its forms! Can you manage to find all the right answers?

#1. Which of the following rovers was the first to drive on an extraterrestrial body?

The Soviet rover Lunokhod 1 explored the Moon for 321 days in 1970 and 1971.

#2. Where does the spotted handfish rove?

The spotted handfish is found in the Derwent River in Tasmania.

#3. Which of the following wool technologies did CSIRO invent?

CSIRO developed shrinkproof wool in the 1950s, Softly detergent in the 1960s and Sportwool for the 1998 Commonwealth Games and 2000 Olympics.

#4. Kangaroos sometimes walk in a pentapedal fashion, but what does pentapedal mean?

Kangaroos can walk slowly by coordinating their two arms, two legs and tail. That’s five different limbs, all being used as legs!

#5. Which space agency controls the Curiosity Mars rover?

NASA landed the car-sized Curisoity rover on Mars in 2012, and it’s been exploring ever since!

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