Like a scene from the movie ARMAGEDDON, a meteorite falls in Russia, injuring some 500 people. Estimated to be a 10-ton meteor, it hit Russia near the Ural Mountains in the Chelyabinsk region, about 900 miles east of Moscow. A series of five explosions caused widespread damage, breaking windows and blowing doors off frames. This on the day when an even larger space rock, Asteroid 2012 DA14 will make a close flyby of the Earth, passing only some 17,500 miles away. While the asteroid is not expected to strike the Earth, it may impact or disrupt communications and other satellites in geostationary orbit some 22,500 above the planet.