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  • The study focused on the north plaza, an expanse at a low elevation that is almost always inundated with water. Photo courtesy Caitlin Rankin

    North 'plaza' in Cahokia was likely inundated year-round, study finds

    New paleoenvironmental analyses of the north plaza of Monk's Mound suggest it was almost always underwater, calling into question earlier interpretations of the north plaza’s role in Cahokian society. 

  • This nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula was captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope. The image of the so-called Cosmic Cliffs reveals previously invisible areas of star birth. (Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI.)

    Looking back in time

    Doctoral student Kedar Phadke and astronomy professor Joaquin Vieira will be among the first to observe research images from the James Webb telescope as part of their study of high-redshift (very far away) dusty star-forming galaxies. 

  • Tour the Business Instructional Facility

    The Business Instructional Facility (BIF) is a state-of-the-art, collaborative space where business students learn and study.