Safe for now
Editor's Note: one of the several ways the Planet Earth was supposed to be destroyed this month is no longer a threat. The Comet Elenin, a.k.a. Planet X plus a lot of other things, was a red-hot item among the aluminum foil hat crowd. They speculated that Comet Elenin was going to smash into Earth and case mass extinctions, if not total annihilation. But according to the comet's discoverer, that's not going to happen. Comet Elenin was scheduled to make its closest approach to Earth next Sunday, October 16.