The Russian Meteor that slammed into a town injuring "nearly a thousand" and hospitalizing 44 people may be linked to asteroid 2012 DA14 "expected to soon fly by Earth".
CBS News reports that Michio Kaku, a physics professor at the City University of New York explained that "asteroids occur in swarms" and the havoc-causing meteor that exploded over the Ural Mountains in Russia, prompting widespread fear and amazing images, may be linked to 2012 DA14, as asteroid that is expected to "pass within just 17,200 miles of Earth on Friday". The scary thing about meteor strikes is that they could land anywhere, and as reported by CNN; the Russians in the regions of Chelyabinsk (where one large chunk was found in a lake) and Kazakhstan have experienced the phenomena first hand on Friday.
The proximity of 2012 DA14 to earth was described as "a record close encounter that will carry it well inside the orbits of communications satellites". Although the asteroid will zoom by the earth, there does not seem to be concern among scientists that there is a chance for impact, like the Russian meteor. In fact, one can actually watch the movements of asteroid online.
Image Source: Space.com