Honestly, this video is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen, and I'm sure it doesn't do it justice. Captured from dashboard cameras in Russia, this videos honestly looks like a scene straight out of Armageddon--minus the whole "crashing into buildings and killing thousands" thing.
Seriously, take a look.
However, this brought some more interesting information to light of which I was not aware.
From the Huffington Post:
A 150-foot asteroid hurtled through Earth's backyard Friday, coming within an incredible 17,150 miles and making the closest known flyby for a rock of its size.
Asteroid 2012 DA14, as it's called, came closer to Earth than many communication and weather satellites orbiting 22,300 miles up. Scientists insisted these, too, would be spared, and they were right.That is terrifying. Especially if you consider that the two astrological events aren't related. So, in the course of a week, we've had TWO massive rocks from space hurtling into our atmosphere. This cannot stand.
I think that NASA should keep Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck on retainer. I think they're the only ones qualified to handle a similar situation like this, should another one rise up. And for God's sake, hurry NASA!
Also, as an added precaution, we should keep Steven Tyler and Aerosmith on standby to play us into oblivion should Willis and Affleck fail.