The intense heat and plasma trail created as the Soyuz descent module re-enters the earths atmosphere at more than 27,000km/h. The awesome picture was captured from the International Space Station roughly 350km about the earth, almost 230km above the point of re-entry. The Russian built capsule is based on a 1960s design, it takes 3:23 from the time of detachment to touchdown zone in central Kazakhstan. Image: Nasa