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We explore the possibility that the G2 gas cloud falling in toward SgrA * is the mass-loss envelope of a young T Tauri star. As the star plunges to smaller radius at 1000-6000 km s −1 , a strong bow shock forms where the stellar wind is impacted by the hot X-ray emitting gas in the vicinity of SgrA * . For a stellar mass-loss rate of 4 × 10 −8 M yr −1 and wind velocity 100 km s −1 , the bow shock will have an emission measure (EM = n 2 vol) at a distance ∼10 16 cm, similar to that inferred fromdoi:10.1088/0253-6102/47/6/006 fatcat:nh3eauk5gfaefnfo5im3vek3ky