Eye of the Sahara

$69.00 USD

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As NASA's Landsat 8 satellite flew over the Sahara desert of Mauritania in Africa on March 26, 2016, its sensor captured this beautiful natural-color image of the Richat structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara.

In this image offered by Customaps, the prominent circular feature has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a conspicuous bull's-eye in the otherwise rather featureless expanse of the desert. Described by some as looking like an outsized fossil in the desert, the structure has a diameter of almost 30 miles (50 km). Initially interpreted as a meteorite impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now thought to be merely a symmetrical uplift that has been laid bare by erosion.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Customaps, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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PRODUCT INFO

- POSTERS:

Our map posters are printed on a premium 10 mil (235 g/m2) thick cellulose based paper. Environmentally friendly, it is PVC free and recyclable. It features a satin finish with low glare. Saturated with latex for durable indoor and temporary outdoor use.

Strength, tear-resistance, flexibility, and the ability to fold without the image cracking are key benefits of our posters.

For our wallpaper, we use a PVC free, 10 mil (235 g/m2) stock that is pre-pasted with a water activated adhesive backing system, making it easy to install and just as easy to remove, while supporting LEED credit certification for green building applications. This high performance and dimensionally stable wallpaper is fiber based and incorporates 10% post-consumer waste in its construction. It features a satin finish with low glare.

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- PEEL & STICK WALL MURALS:

Our wall murals are made of a self-adhesive thin polyester fabric material. They have the look and feel of a very thin canvas and do not require use of wallpaper paste or any extra glue for hanging. Our map murals can easily be removed, leaving no trace or sticky residue on 99% of any surface! They can be moved and re-applied over and over again, as the adhesive does not weaken or strengthen over time. Stick your map for a day – or stick it for a decade – still removes with no issues. Our material is green, nontoxic and safe. We protect them with a transparent laminate, which allows you to clean your map with a damp sponge.

Note: it is recommended to apply your wall mural on LOW or NO VOC paints.

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Each wallpaper mural is divided into numbered panels, which are hung edge to edge. Each panel is approximately 2 feet (24") wide.