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    Imagine that we are sitting inside the hydrogen nucleus. We are trying to figure out where we can see the electron orbiting the nucleus. In science classes the 15-year-old child will probably have seen some simplified figures of an electron with a circular motion around a nucleus. But now that we are sitting here at the nucleus and we are actually looking at the electron, we see that the electron has an all but orbiting behavior. Every time we look, it will be at a different spot. We will keep track of where we see the electron every time we look. At first it will seem like it is totally random, but the more we look at it, the more we will see a pattern. Over many observations we will see that the electron will be all around us, no matter in with direction we look. All the observations of the electron we have collected will be nicely distributed all around us. When we look at how for the electron is located away from us, we will see that over time the electron is more often found close to us.

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