The ASKAP radiointerferometer, also comically termed Sauron's Eye, managed to detect and catch fast radio flares of a rare type. The source of the signals is unknown, astronomers report. The signals last a few milliseconds and come from the constellation of Leo. Scientists suggest that they arose several billion light years from Earth.
It is alleged that the signal was caught when only 8 of the 36 "plates" of ASKAP were working. The impulse, which was given the name FRB170107, according to experts, was registered only because of its high power. However, scientists are confident that in the future they will be able to register other, less powerful signals from this area of space if they use more "plates".