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Near-Earth asteroid sails by without a problem

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     The world is safe from that asteroid that was forecast to come a little too-close-for-comfort to Earth.

     A 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past earth only hours ago.

     Astronomers say it looked like a little speck in the night sky is the actual asteroid whizzing by earth.    

     It was the closest known flyby for a rock of its size, passing within 17,000 miles.

     Astronomers say the meteor that landed in Russia and this event is purely coincidental.

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