The stormy planet
The area she landed in was a forest. The trees4 were taller than most apartment buildings back home. Something about them prevented them from catching fire, which was good because the electrical storms5 were intense.
Lightning from an early storm struck her ship6. The damage meant she was stranded. Luckily, the probes7 she had brought still worked. She added her findings and a message to one and sent it back home.
Using the ship for shelter would be dangerous during storms, so she had used bits of the wood to build a new home in the woods8.
Every night since then, she had looked to the stars and hoped that someone was coming. Believing they were coming was key9 to her survival.