Today at exactly 2:24pm EST the asteroid 2012 DA14 is expected to come extremely close to Earth in a near miss by cosmic terms. How close exactly? Asteroid 2012 DA14 will actually intersect the satellite band that surrounds the Earth, ie it will be closer to us than some satellites.
What seems like an odd coincidence and is certainly as rare as winning the cosmic lottery, this morning a large meteorite struck Russia and injured more than 500 people. Scientists say that these two astral bodies are completely unrelated and that the Russian incident is just a coincidence.
Talk about winning the cosmic lottery!