Dennis Mitchell’s 7th-grade science class at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, CA discovered these openings on the red planet. There were a total of 16 students in the class (Moskowitz 2010).
The students were taking part in the Mars Student Imaging Program that takes place at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University. Similar holes were discovered on Mars in 2007 by a U.S. Geological Survey Scientist, Glen Cushing (Moskowitz 2010). There are no known facts about what can be found inside these caves.
I think that is amazing that a group of 7th graders located this mysterious cave. They were, after all, only looking for locations of lava tubes on the planet. I think that this is a significant accomplishment for such a determined group of youngsters. They were clearly led by a strong leader with strong knowledge in the area of photography and images, and managed to accomplish this all on their