How is the atmosphere of a planet affected by the rotation rate?

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There are many factors that help planets maintain atmospheres, and among those are the spinning of the planet itself and the content of its core. Earth's molten core generates a magnetic field, which, when combined with Earth's rate of rotation, is perfectly suited to maintaining a great atmosphere. The magnetic field keeps a lot of radiation out, and prevents the atmosphere from becoming depleted. Mars' rotation rate is 40 minutes longer, so it would be reasonable to think that it would be Earth-like. However, it does not have much of an atmosphere, and that is likely because the planet's core is more solid than Earth's. Venus' rotation is very slow (over 100 days), but it has a core like Earth's, helping it keep a very thick atmosphere.
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