The diagram of an atom is among the most familiar symbols of science there is. Unfortunately, it's not actually what atoms look like, and we've known that for nearly a century.
Electrons don't really follow paths at all. Physicists discovered that they're actually quantum particles that exist in many different places at once. They still occupy individual energy levels, but instead of a path, each electron's many-places-at-once location could be thought of as a cloud. That's why it's known as the electron cloud model.
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