A ritual or symbol of admission to the body of Christians, generally performed by immersion or sprinkling with water.

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Does the Pope have the authority to baptize aliens (martians)?

Does the Pope have the moral authority to baptize martians? Pope Francis says he would baptize aliens.
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The dove at the Baptism of Jesus

Did a real, physical dove appear at the Baptism of Jesus, or is this just metaphorical language (maybe a symbol found at various places in the Scriptures?)? Maybe someone could shed light on this.
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But, what is the greater baptism?

Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, but proclaimed a greater baptism would be made available. What was that baptism of which He spoke?
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According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?

cf. This question: According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized? According to Scripture, and since scripture is inspired by God, does anyone born in this world ...