Wikimedia Commons file history & scientific discovery

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I realized that the file histories of Wikimedia Commons images can sometimes be used to track scientific discoveries over time.

In this example I put the history of an image of Trans-Neptunian Objects tracked from March 23, 2006 to its incarnation on February 9, 2009.

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Wikimedia Commons file history & scientific discovery

  1. 1. /Wikimedia Commons/ Tracking new discoveries using file history http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  2. 2. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  3. 3. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  4. 4. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  5. 5. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  6. 6. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  7. 7. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg
  8. 8. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TheTransneptunians_Size_Albedo_Color.svg

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