This Week in Science: The Moon, Mars, Artificial Intelligence, & Dinosaurs

It's time for "Nerd News," covering the most important news for your brain you may have missed over the last few days.Here's a quick rundown of this week in science . . .

1. NASA found a massive sand dune on Mars that looks like the "Star Trek" logo.Also, 48% of kids in a new survey said they expect to see a colony on Mars within their lifetime.And NASA says the next decade is ideal for space travel, because solar radiation is low.So it's safer for astronauts.

2.Astronomers found a huge mass of metal under the Moon's surface that weighs 4.8 QUINTILLION pounds.And it might be a huge asteroid that got lodged in there four billion years ago.

3.A.I. can now generate a somewhat accurate face, just by listening to your VOICE.

4. In health news:Researchers in Canada have found a way to take anyone's blood, and convert it into type-O blood.Which is the universal donor kind.And it could double the amount of donor blood that's available.

5. Clean energy just crossed a major threshold in the U.S.We're now generating more electricity with renewables than we are with coal.

6.And in dinosaur news, researchers now think pterodactyls could fly right after they hatched.They didn't have to live in a nest first, like birds do.

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