continuous spectrum light
"In the analogy, the source of the continuous spectrum light is like the faucet spewing out the dirty water, the cool thin gas is like the filter, and the bucket is like the camera or telescope. What is not in the analogy is the spectrometer that takes the collected light and spreads it out into its constituent colors. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.