The fiery destruction of an unmanned cargo capsule created a spectacular light show visible from the International Space Station.
This image, released by NASA today, shows the Japanese HTV-4 spacecraft burning up as it reentered Earth's atmosphere on Saturday.
HTV-4 was launched by Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on August 4, loaded with supplies for the astronauts onboard the station. After spending a month docked to the orbital outpost, it was released -- filled with waste from the station -- and allowed to burn up in the atmosphere.
A stationary camera onboard the station captured this shot as the capsule streaked through the nighttime atmosphere, eventually burning up.