The Kepler team has just announced their first results on the discovery and confirmation of five new exoplanets. The news barely made a splash so it reminded me of an old Onion article, New Planet Discovered 400 Light Years Away From Public's Interest. I can't help but think that this is all too true. Now to be fair none of the new exoplanets are particularly interesting as they aren't in the habitable zone and have very short periods. However, this news from Kepler is proof that the satellite is working as planned so in the future we can expect some much more exciting finds.