I have seen some pictures of atoms taken by IBM, they seem like blurred round balls. Even other pictures with sophisticated instruments give a similar view. Are these pictures real ? Can they be trusted ? I ask this because electrons cannot be seen in any way aside from the fact that they are "point like" particles, the nucleus can't be seen directly, so how can you see the sum of two things that can't be seen ? Is the image just an artists depiction ? And then why are they round when quantum mechanics says that they are just probabilities ? Anyways very wierd situation, not totally convinced by IBM and others that they have real pictures of atoms. And how fast are the electrons circling around the nucleus ?