"It's similar to a shotgun, in this case the sun is a shotgun and protons are the pellets it fires. The closer to a target you are with a shotgun, the more pellets that hit it, the further you are, the less pellets that will hit it. So the sun fires off photons and they all spread out."
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.