The time and place
Planet Hestia (as named by our protagonist), a world that could be colonized by humans. I assume it's our future because "Terran Standard Years" and Earth are mentioned.
The suspension of disbelief
Humanity has traveled into space and set up colonies/space stations. When stars fall, they hear voices and experience life for a moment before they die.
The quick summary
Jyothi Agarwal left her love behind to work on a research team out in space, feeling she could help out humanity. The team determined the proto-colony was habitable, but war broke out before further preparations could be made. The others on the team returned home for war, taking their ship with them, and they haven't reported back. She's been alone on the station for nine years, making daily logs and surveying the land. One day, during her terrain survey, she finds an injured man on the barren planet. Where did he come from and what shall she do with him?