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@badastronomer has commented on Twitter that we can expect a blog from him about it. He’s also said that he thinks it’s unrelated to the close approach.
According to @badastronomer 2012 AD14 was about 500.00 km and coming from the south (instead of the east as this meteor has), so it doesn’t seem likely.
BTW, his post is ready:http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/15/breaking_huge_meteor_explodes_over_russia.html
A direct association of this entry with 2012 DA14 is highly improbable. They would be millions of km apart at orbital speed; and this one came in from a different direction (relative to our sphere) than will 2012 DA14.
It’s a little strange that the dates on some videos are not correct. It needs to be verified.
What happened concerning the “historic discovery” that NASA was going to announce at a press conference at the AGU Dec, 2012, meeting? I can’t find any info on it.
Wikipedia already has an entry for this event. Evidently the orbits of this meteor and the approaching asteroid are very different, so the timing was pure coincidence.