Good News! The 'Election Day Asteroid' Misses Earth

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One less thing to worry about today.

The much-hyped 'Election Day Asteroid' zipped by planet Earth last night without causing any trouble.

The asteroid known as 2018 VP1 was tracked to pass very close to Earth on Nov. 2nd - although researchers gave it just a 0.41 percent chance of entering the Earth's atmosphere.

On Monday, astronomer Michael Busch tweeted that "2018 VP1 has, as expected, flown past Earth" with "nothing on the infrasound and atmospheric flash monitors". Looks like we're safe... for now, at least.

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