The inner wall of Aitken is terraced, and varies notably in width with the narrowest portion in the southwest. The crater 'Aitken Z' lies across the inner north wall. Just to the north of the rim is the small crater 'Aitken Z', which is surrounded by an ejecta blanket of lighter albedo material. The interior floor has been resurfaced in the past by a darker albedo lava flow, especially in the southern half. There are also a number of tiny crater impacts on the floor.
By convention these features are identified on Lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid_point that is closest to Aitken crater.
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