Consider the following statements with respect to LIGO project:

  1. LIGO project helps to understand Earth's interior by studying seismic waves.
  2. India is a partner in LIGO project.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because LIGO project is related to study of gravitational waves in space. Second statement is correct. Also, we note that LIGO-India, or INDIGO, is a planned collaborative project between the LIGO Laboratory and the Indian Initiative in Gravitational-wave Observations (IndIGO) to create a world-class gravitational-wave detector in India. 

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