Rutherfords experiment lead to the identification of the nucleus of an atom as a very small, dense cluster of particles in the center of an atom. This was found when some of the alpha particles fired through gold foil that should not have been deflected in the slightest if they came into contact with an electron, were deflected at multiple sharp angles. Since most of the particles were not deflected, though, one could also be lead to the conclusion that most of the atom is empty space and electrons. So, while the main take-away from his findings is not the empty space, you could also say that his experiment proved that as well.
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