Mother Earth came within 17.200 miles of being hit by a passing asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool this afternoon.
Never in recorded history has an object this size come so close.
Meanwhile, in central Russia, 46 people remain hospitalized after a considerably closer encounter with a large meteorite (a meteor that hasn't landed yet)- whose descent was captured in a rather spectacular video.
ADDENDUM: Here's a dashboard camera view of the Russian meteorite's arrival. Pretty amazing: