A crater on Mars reveals a pit underneath (IMAGE) University of Arizona Caption A hole in the surface of Mars, spotted by the HiRISE camera, reveals a cave below. Protected from the harsh surface of Mars, such pits are believed to be good candidates to contain Martian life, making them prime targets for possible future spacecraft, robots and even human interplanetary explorers. Credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License Public Domain Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.