Consider the following statements with respect to Earth’s Lithosphere:
1. Lithosphere is a part of Earth’ Crust only
2. The Oceanic lithosphere is denser than the continental lithosphere
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2 is correct

Lithosphere is the upper 80 Kilometers layer composed of both the crust and part of the upper mantle. However, overall, it is cool enough to be tough and elastic than the molten mantle. The Oceanic lithosphere is denser than the continental lithosphere.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module