Nothing like a falling sky to take our minds off earthly problems. The meteor exploding over Russia was just about 55 feet across and no one saw it coming. Also on Friday, a 130-thousand ton, nearly half a football field long asteroid wandered by, 17,000 miles away — one of the closest passes to Earth of something so large that astronomers have ever predicted.
NASA: “The trajectory of the Russia meteor was significantly different than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, which hours later made its flyby of Earth, making it a completely unrelated object. The Russia meteor is the largest reported since 1908, when a meteor hit Tunguska, Siberia.”