24 Awesome Science Pictures From November

Quasar Blackhole SpaceArtist’s impression of the huge outflow ejected from the quasar SDSS J1106+1939

Photo: ESO/L. Calçada

From a black hole bonanza to the devastating hurricane Sandy,  November’s been full of amazing stories — take a glace through our favourite stories and images from the month to see what you missed.

Combining 20 years of research and multiple techniques researchers found the most accurate measurements of ice sheet loss in Greenland and Antarctica.

Cassini caught this massive swirling storm on the pole of Saturn.

Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage along its path.

The increasing acidity of the world's oceans are dissolving the shells of marine snails like these.

Complex folding patterns in Einstein's brain could be the reason why he was so smart, these newly examined pictures indicate.

Zero 2 Infinity is testing a balloon that can carry humans into space.

Sandy also caused colossal flooding.

The video of this cheetah running is beautiful.

The leggiest animal in the world lives in northern California, on the outskirts of Silicon Valley.

Scientists find the biggest black hole blast, known as a quasar, that spans 1000 light-years.

Researchers used an electron microscope to capture this stunning image of DNA — the first ever.

The picture of this rare Bolivian cat has won a BBC Wildlife camera-trap photo competition.

Researchers took a picture of this planet, which is 13 times the size of Jupiter.

Australia witnessed a total solar eclipse.

Right after hurricane Sandy, the east coast was hit with nor'easter, Athena.

Sandy buried parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee in feet of snow.

This may be the biggest black hole ever seen with a mass of 17 billion suns inside the galaxy.

Scientists smashing protons and lead ions together created a new kind of matter called gluons.

Using ultrasound scans researchers caught a 30 week old foetus yawning in the womb.

NASA captured two giant explosions on the sun, during a 4-hour period.

This new planet, seven times larger than Earth, is at a perfect distance from its sun to support life.

The supercomputer Yellowstone can run 1,500 trillion calculations per second.

Now figure out what to buy that science geek in your life this holiday season.

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