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Why don't objects pass through one another since atoms are mostly empty space?

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The electrical resistance between subatomic particles is far reaching from the atomic nucleus and electron cloud. Electrons are also moving very fast. The probability cloud that determines where the electrons could be, the orbitals and the nucleus itself, are still not solid objects. Keep in mind under are current scientific understanding, no particles are "solid", they are an electromagnetic force.
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Why is it believed that an atom is mostly empty space?

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