The meteorite that hit Russia on February 15, entered the atmosphere less than 24 hours before the asteroid 2012 DA14 was to make the closest recorded pass of an asteroid to the Earth — inside the orbit of some satellites. The asteroid is described as “skimming the atmosphere” by some. With two events such as these happening so close together, it would seem they were related, but astronomers say it’s just a crazy coincidence.
The European Space Agency tweeted its experts had determined there was no connection between the two big rocks that came flying at the earth. Not only did they come from two different directions, but arriving 12 hours apart means they were also half a million kilometers apart. The Daily Mail Online reported the meteorite that hit Russia “doesn’t seem to be at all relevant to tonight’s close asteroid flyby.”
They are right. It’s a bit early to use the word “relevant”, but it’s at least “eerie”.
These are two EXTREMELY rare events happening less than a day apart, with evidently no connection to each other. Soooooo…. hey God, how’s things uh…going?