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Ancient water may lie hidden within the largest volcano on Mars, researchers now say, and they speculate that such a setup could also harbor life.
While there is no firm evidence that Mars does or ever has hosted life, one of the prerequisites would be water. The surface of the red planet is bone dry, but several studies have shown liquid water may once have flowed on Mars and could still exist in pockets below the surface.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
My guess is either the discovery of some sort of bacterial life, or an ancient artififact from some civilization that use to occupy the planet.