On the same day that asteroid 2012 DA14 skims closer to our planet than any other known asteroid. A meteorite has flared spectacularly in the sky and exploded over the Russian region of Chelyabinsk, reportedly injuring around 100 people. Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement. Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said 102 people had called for medical assistance following the incident, mostly for treatment of injuries from glass broken by the explosions.
A sighting of the meteorite
And the explosion.
There is no genuine link between the two objects, and many doubt that there is. But what do you guys think?