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It was correct as far as it went (as are all scientific theories), however it predicted the electrons would all practically instantly spiral into the nucleus while the atom emitted an intense flash of x-rays and gamma rays, which obviously does not happen.

It took the addition of Heisenberg's Quantum theory to explain why the electrons stay in "fixed" orbitals and allow the prediction of hydrogen's spectral lines. This combined theory was more correct, and with only minor modifications is the modern atomic theory.

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