Old Smoker and Squalling Newborn

Artist impressions of a so-called 'Old Smoker' red giant star and 'Squalling Newborn' protostar, both observed as part of new research.
Discovery: Pictured main is an artist’s impression of a cloud of gas and dust being thrown out by a new type of red giant star dubbed an 'old smoker'. It was spotted along with dozens of so-called 'squalling newborn' protostars (inset) at the heart of the Milky Way by an international team of astronomers.
Philip Lucas/University of Hertfordshire