Opinion: Scientists are going back to Einstein to best Yoda — and know the fate of the universe

In the 2002 blockbuster Star Wars movie “Attack of the Clones,” Jedi Masters Obi-wan Kenobi and Yoda use a detailed three-dimensional map of their galaxy to solve an intriguing political puzzle. That map, while no doubt an amazing (if fictional) achievement, pales in comparison with the goals of a new telescopic facility that is just beginning operations here on Earth.