The rover Perseverance is damaged and stranded in the windswept sand seas of Mars. The team of interplanetary explorers locates the rover, but Dr. Thomas is unable to repair it in the field without the necessary parts. Malcolm and Daniela volunteer to return to basecamp to retrieve the parts. On their journey, Malcolm's imagination dreams up some of the Martians who may have adapted to live in the harsh alien environment. This graphic novel includes Mars facts and survival tips as well as in-depth content on animal adaptation and behavior. Backmatter includes an activity page and character information.