Mr Venus, Kayla, Pagliuca Vino discussed on Marketplace
In case you're just joining us talking with Kayla, aka Vino Who's a vulcanologist talking about her adventures studying volcanoes. Scientists this week talk about having detected a giant gas cloud on Venus that they suspect that they look at the What it's made of could have been created by living things. What's what's your take on that is about as a vulcanologist. This is something that's so exciting. I have to admit I am Hashtag Team Venus on a huge Venus Damn! They've detected phosgene in the clouds on Venus, which is a really promising bio signature mean that it may have been put there by life on the authors of the work are saying that they feel this is a strong possibility it could have been generated in some Known biological process like some high heat reaction, but we just don't know. But as a volcanologist, the thing that really gets me is this blows my mind every time. We do not know if Venus is volcanically active. It's 2020. And we don't know if Venus volcanically active because we haven't sent the right instruments to make those measurements and we have some clues telling us that you know, it might be if I had to guess if I were a betting woman, I would say I would guess that Venus is volcanically active asset has been very focused on The search for life to the whole, like, follow the water. Pneumonic on DH has led them on a lot of places to Mars. Another looking for other places like you're open and Titan. But, yeah, Venus gets discounted for life, and so people tend to overlook it. S o. I'm hopeful that this ery well will help sort of open that up. And you know the public will get interested in and that will drum up some more support for good old Venus. Our sister Planet one last question for you, which I asked a lot of scientists and that is If you had a blank check. I don't have it in my back pocket. What would you use it for? What do you want to know that you don't know now about volcanoes or or the makeup of our planet or other planets? First of all, send some mystery, Mr Venus, but really the heart of what I would love to do. This is to to create models and systems that can tell us about when a volcano is going to erupt. And give us predictive capabilities. You know, something that can really make an impact in the world, I think and and it's it warms my heart when there's part of my research that can really have a direct impact on other people on the planet. There would be some money well spent there. Well, it's time well spent with you, Kayla. I want to thank you for taking your time to be with us today. Oh, thanks So much for having me IRA. Pagliuca Vino is an experimental patrol a gist for Jacob's at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. He's featured in our second season of Breakthrough Portrait's of Women in Science video. Siri's will be premiering a new episode every Friday through October, and we're partnering with Alamo Drafthouse, where you can watch all the videos and listen to panels with the filmmakers and scientists. And you can watch the video. Yeah, You can watch the video and learn more at break through films dot war and it's a beautiful, beautiful.