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    Astronaut Eugene “Gene” Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17 and the most recent person to stand on the surface of the moon, has died at age 82, as reported by Astronomy magazine. The cause of death is not immediately known, but NASA did report that Cernan passed away “surrounded by his family.” Gene Cernan led the […]

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